What it takes to Support Someone with Schizophrenia


No one can understand how isolating and disparaging it is to be with a loved one whose mind and being has been taken, but another mother who has experienced the same thing. For support, the NAMI support groups have been wonderful for parents of children with mental illness, but haven’t offered any real hope. In the isolation of caring for someone with schizophrenia, you lose track of the disease, fall into illusions of a false normality under antipsychotic drugs, and have no one to turn to for guidance and assistance. The parent can become suicidal along with the child, when no solution exists.

My son’s father cried out, “I wish he had terminal cancer. At least we would know what to expect and be able to live with that.” Anything would be better than to live with schizophrenia.

I know it is very hard for people in this situation to fathom the possibility of a solution to this terrible disease, but there is now a solution. The solution is the B.E.A.M treatment in Ecuador. Through a simple surgery on the adrenal medulla glands and the electro-coagulation of the medulla, a person with schizophrenia’s symptoms cease within 48 hours, and they slowly recover over one to two years from the ravages of the disease.

I am excited that my documentary film will show for the first time patients who have been completely cured of schizophrenia and live normal, happy lives with their families. For the first time, schizophrenia will be seen for the disease it is; a physiological disturbance in the Hypothalamus – Pituitary – Thyroid axis that causes the unregulated release of glucose and the over production of dopamine in the limbic regions of the brain.

The purpose of my documentary film is to educate people about a new breakthrough in medicine – in the treatment of schizophrenia. Like other recent breakthroughs in medicine, the treatment goes to the cause of schizophrenia and not to the medication of the symptoms.


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