Hello, my name is Mark and I am 49 years old. I have lived with schizophrenia most of my life. But fortunately for me the meds I take regularly have made my life very productive and fulfilling. I have a job that I have been doing now for over 20 years. I have a house and two cars but most of all I have been married to my wife now for 20 years and have two daughters ages 17 and 15. My life has not been easy living with this problem but through the help of my doctors,family, and faith in God I have been able to live a fairly normal life.
I want to thank this website for allowing me to share with those who struggle and to let them know that there is hope. My oldest daughter also has schizophrenia and it has been challenge for our whole family to deal with because her illness is worse than mine. She has been able to hold onto hope though because I can relate to her. We have learned that this illness won’t define us for who we are and that our lives will make a difference as we stand firm in our faith and hope that knowing this illness won’t get the best of us.
Thank you for your support. This website has brought more hope to my daughter and myself.