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Parents Confess: My Son Has Schizophrenia
What is it like for parents having a child who suffers from something as serious as schizophrenia? While parents love their children through and through, mental illness can make parenting that much more challenging. These 16 parents open up about the good, bad and ugly effects that come with raising a child with schizophrenia. From dealing with the symptoms to honest thought and feelings, here's what they had to say.

Notice the signs.

My son was just discharged from the military. 
He was diagnosed as schizophrenic.
Parents, please pay close attention your child's eccentricities...it may not be just personality quirks.

Misconceptions are hard to overcome.

People think that schizophrenics are dangerous and violent because of how we're portrayed in the media. My son is not a threat to you, he just can't control certain thoughts.

They're behavior is shocking.

My daughter is schizophrenic and honestly I'm scared of her at times. I don't know what to do and that's a horrible feeling when you're a mother.

You're not going anywhere.

My daughter is schizophrenic. I don't love her any less, if anything I love her even more.

Support is necessary.

My daughter is schizophrenic. Kids like her need people to love them and understand them.

Oh no.

My daughter is paranoid schizophrenic and has breakdowns every night.