We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

Schizophrenia and Rational Thought

25 0 0

During the devastating onset of my schizophrenia and as I became more symptomatic, I still was still able to make decisions that enabled me to survive.

While homeless, I badly needed a safe place to store my important paperwork. Despite my dirty outfit and old shoes, I went to my local Bank of America and opened a lock box. Though I was experiencing delusions and hallucinations, I had enough foresight to keep a small balance in my bank account for emergencies, which covered the fee for the box. I locked everything away including my passport, personal documents, and paperwork for the nonprofit organization I had founded years earlier.

A few weeks after I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and hospitalized, I went to the bank and retrieved all my valuable paperwork.

Before I became homeless, and as I realized I was about to lose my apartment, I opened a local mailbox in order to receive mail without a physical residence address. I paid the cost of the mailbox for a few years in advance. I also visited the Department of Motor Vehicles and changed my driver’s license from Ohio to California, using my new mailbox address, to keep it current.

Before I lost my apartment, I found friends to store my most valuable possessions. I gave my desktop computer to a friend for free, which I regret. I let........

© Psychology Today