“Good morning!” dad said over the phone a minute ago.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“I’m drinking me some coffee, eating a microwaved honey bun, and watching CNN,” he replied.
“I called to ask you about that NAMI meeting,” dad then said. “Me and your mother want to go with you. I am not making any promises with work and all, but I do want to go. I want to hear what other people have to say about mental illness.”
“Thank you,” I replied. “That makes me so excited! I am more likely to go on a regular basis if you all get involved.”
“I want you to talk to your brother and sister as well. There have to be some cutting edge studies on mental illness and schizophrenia you can get involved in. I want you to try some new medications. I will call your brother and sister tonight and ask them to inquire about them. They have contacts in psychiatry.”
I thanked dad and hung up the phone. I am leery of different medications, though, and the thought of being a guinea pig for said medications and studies scares me. Most medications for schizophrenia have such terrible side effects. I will try to keep an open mind about the matter and see what my brother and sister say. It will be so interesting if they get involved with my mental healthcare.