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My father has schizophrenia and went off his meds a month ago. He currently is not in his right mind. I dont know how to deal. I cant seem to accept the fact that my father can turn into someone I hardly recognize overnight. I'm very close to my father and seeing him like this tears me apart inside. I cant think or concentrate on anything making college all the harder. I tried seeing a counselor today. I'm not sure if I liked it. She kept asking me how I am feeling about things, and thats the problem. I'm not sure if I know how I am feeling or if I'm feeling what I think I should be feeling. Does talking about it actually help. Will that change things. I feel like I accept it but If I did why does it hurt this much when it happens. My dad is my rock and the person I go to for advice. He's always been my role model and the person I aspire to be. Maybe I don't accept it. I'm so confused and feel so alone.
I have a mother whom is mentally ill. It's such a long story, as these things often are. But, what I want to say is that I think counseling is a very good idea. I have been doing that for about 6 months and it really does help. It doesnt solve everything overnight...but it really is a good thing.