Faithful reader Duane has pointed out to me that I seem to be unique in my being parent of an adult child with a schizophrenia diagnosis who has such a postive view of schizophrenia while holding a highly critical view of the medication approach. It’s lonely being me. Don’t get me wrong. There are people like Becky and Stephany, but they belong to a sub-group of mothers fighting the good battle against childhood psychiatric labelling and drugging. Most of the others (we tend to be women) appear to endorse NAMI and the finding the right drug approach.
Where are the others like me who are blogging? Not just mommy bloggers but daddy bloggers, too. One day I would like to join the “in-crowd” of my own choosing. I have a long history of rejection. Even as far back as high school I never made it to the “popularity table” in the cafeteria. When I moved to that school district, the table with the cool kids was full, and I sat with the rejects, as I termed them (not me). I knew it was not cool to be there. One girl wore a hair net. Why a hair net, I had no clue, not that I bothered to ask. I just sat there eating my baked beans and Vienna sausage and fluffy white roll, just a table away from all the fun.
So, if you are willing to step up to the plate and begin your own blog, or you can twist someone else’s holistic arm to start one, I’m all for it. We’ll become the in-crowd, for once. It’s only a matter of time. Check out Blogger or WordPress. You can be up and ranting in about half an hour.