Schizophrenia - The Demon Inside The Brain Essay

1839 WordsNov 19, 20168 Pages
Schizophrenia – The demon inside the brain I am a big man, in late 30’s, and I have 2 teenagers, a son, and a girl. They are the same age as I was when I saw my cousin Andrew being taken to a mental institution. The thing that happened to him was really sad, and our peers are still talking about it. Everything started when we were 13 years old. I saw Andrew in the school yard, and as usually I headed to him to ask him did he do his homework. But he seemed kind of sad, confused, tired. I asked him if he was ok, he said no. “Well, what is happening? Are you sick?” “No, just tired, I haven’t slept in days. I cannot sleep, cannot eat.” “Why?” “Because of the noise, it’s driving me mad, how do you deal with it?” “What noise?” “The noise in my head? How do you mean –what noise- I thought everybody hears it”? I decided to call his parents. I didn’t saw him for few days and then, one day, he showed up to school again. He said he is fine now and he didn’t want to talk about it anymore. Days passed by and I wasn’t thinking about that anymore, I was at that age when girls were my priority thing to think about. Until one day… I saw my cousin running through the school hall and screaming “Don’t touch me please, just don’t touch me”. I wanted to run after him but my friends stopped me and they said: “No, don’t you know he is ill?” My cousin ill? What happened to him? How didn 't I know that? I asked my friends how do they know and they said that they overheard the conversation between
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