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.
I’m so sorry about your son, Jag. I hope he gets better.
yep, this is screaming for an intervention.
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.
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!
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.
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. .....
I’ve got a friend who’s been fighting bipolar/drugs for 5 years.
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.
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.
Sorry you’re having to go through this. Best regards...