mother 30+ years ago was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
She was hospitalized 5 times. During the 5th
hospitalization she became determined to never return to
that place. She began filling her mind with God.
She changed her pattern of thinking. She stayed out of
the hospital. She has taken a small dose of Haldol all
these years, and I believe it has helped her.
don't get me wrong, 30 years later I became mentally ill!
Amazing though, after I had given my life to Christ and my
spiritual eyes were opened, the next morning I heard in my
mind, "were here" my life then became a
living nightmare. I was hospitalized twice. The
second time the ambulance was called, it took 7 large men to
hold me down, I had literally beaten myself up because the
voices told me "God hated me". One of the
police officers that was there had pulled my sister-in-law
off to the side and asked her if I had ever been involved in
the occult? I lived in literal "Hell" for
years, but God did use the medication while I became strong
in my faith and the knowledge of who I was in Christ and how
much God loved me.
path differed from my mothers, I ran to the churches, I had
hands laid on me, I was prayed over, I had demons rebuked
from me and I filled myself with the Word of God. I
stood on God's word. I have felt demons leave me, one
night I woke up to feel a great presence leave, little did I
know my daughter who was sleeping on the floor, also woke up
and saw a black cloud over me and went through the ceiling.
It has been 12 years now, and I know I am not fully
delivered, but that day is coming soon, The more light (the
Word of God) I fill myself with the darkness has to leave.
"Darkness cannot live with the Light". I am
on a very small amount of medication. God has brought
me a very long way. I am now going to a
Christian College for ministry and counseling. God is
story does not end though as I sit here typing this email,
my brother is sitting in the psychiatric ward with the same
problem. He has been suffering for 10 years. He
is standing on what the doctors say, he is looking at his
problem as an illness verses spiritual. My life is
speaking to him and he is considering the possibilities of
the Word of God. I cannot force my views on him, but
my life and God showing through it will be a great example
of Christ and His love and power. I do not put down
the medical field at all, I believe God gave them to help
us, but I advise people to put God first fill their minds
with God, and He alone will show each person the road to
my family, I believe somewhere in the past the occult was
practiced, opening the door to spiritual evil. I had a
great aunt, my mother, her twin brother, me and both of my
brothers affected by this. No matter what, I choose
God, He does not want me sick, "He came to set the
captives free." "He became a curse for
us." He wants our lives to speak of His Glory and
Power. I feel for those suffering, I wouldn't wish it
on my worst enemy. I can read everything on mental
illness, but because of what I have gone through, my beliefs
stand with the Living Word of God.