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The road to recovery

William tells about the development of his disease and what he did, what worked for him.
SPEAKER: At one point, my best friend came to see me. I think she was scared when I opened the door. We hadn’t seen each other in so long and she said she was worried because she hadn’t heard from me in ages. But she could immediately see I was unwell. And she convinced me to phone my parents. I think this was an important step. I’m pretty sure they were upset at first, but they were glad I came to them and they could at least understand why I hadn’t come to visit in so long. We went to the GP together and she quickly referred me to mental health care. And there, I could tell my story.
So all these things I’d been so worried about for so long, I could finally discuss. And it was such a relief. With the combined support of good help and some medication and the support from everyone, I slowly got out of it I lost a year of school, but things are going well again and I’m planning on going back to uni next year.

In this video William talks about what he did to get help dealing with his psychosis and what, in the end, actually helped him.

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