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To: freespirited

I have a son who has schizoaffective disorder (BiPolar Type) and that is what I see in Charlie Sheen. I wish I could laugh about it, but since my son has been in an adult psyc ward for the past month, I find little humor in mental illness - and make no mistake, it is an illness as real as any cancer. It’s why I’m a volunteer for NAMI. Mr Sheen truly needs someone who cares about him to step in and get him help.


7 posted on 03/08/2011 9:58:30 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: JaguarXKE

I’m so sorry about your son, Jag. I hope he gets better.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 10:02:48 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: JaguarXKE

yep, this is screaming for an intervention.


13 posted on 03/08/2011 10:04:35 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: JaguarXKE

So sorry to hear of your son. I hope the doctors can help him.

Manic depression is a disease that I would not wish on my worst enemy.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 10:05:02 AM PST by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: JaguarXKE

It’s more than mental illness, I have sympathy for anyone suffering from mental illness, but not for a meth alcoholic!

Especially not for someone doing this to themself!


24 posted on 03/08/2011 10:15:20 AM PST by blondee123 (Chaos in the Middle East, Chaos in streets of America & Zero Parties On!)
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To: JaguarXKE
..it is an illness as real as any cancer.

Prayers up for your son and your entire family which must be suffering.

It is an illness as real as any cancer, which is why the reaction is so disturbing. It's akin to people pointing and laughing at a man who's on fire.

Fortunately, here on FR, the sentiment seems to be relatively compassionate. A breath of fresh air.

26 posted on 03/08/2011 10:19:15 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: JaguarXKE

I think Sheen has a psychiatric disorder... it’s sociopath. My brother, may he rest in peace, was just like him. He’s just let drugs and alcohol take over his mind. He’s selfish and possessive and thinks he is entitled to enjoy his life the way he sees fit, for good or bad. My brother was the same way, misogynist, alcohol, drugs, wild anti social behavior, fits of rage, thinking everybody was out to get him, in and out of jail or prison all his life, never held a job longer than a year or two. My brother was diagnosed as a sociopath at age 13 and never changed. His lifestyle never changed and it eventually killed him. .....


27 posted on 03/08/2011 10:19:15 AM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I’ve got a friend who’s been fighting bipolar/drugs for 5 years.

Same story.


29 posted on 03/08/2011 10:22:26 AM PST by Zathras
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To: JaguarXKE

Hugs to you. I know where you are coming from. My dh and I went bankrupt attempting to help our son diagnosed with bipolar. After 9 hospitalizations in a 4 year time period and a stint homeless, he finally recovered enough to turn his life around. Now he is doing as well as can be expected and has even managed to hold down a job, marry and become a responsible parent.

And it brings back frightening memories because I too see his old behavior in Charlie Sheen.


35 posted on 03/08/2011 10:34:53 AM PST by navymom1
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To: JaguarXKE

Someone in his family (Martin’s the President after all) ought to take him to Dr. Daniel Amen’s clinic for some practical physical advice, and to a Christian psychiatrist, and encourage him to go to church.


49 posted on 03/08/2011 11:03:15 AM PST by Twinkie ( PEACE)
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To: JaguarXKE

Sorry you’re having to go through this. Best regards...


56 posted on 03/08/2011 12:28:24 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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