Surviving the breakdown
My mother and her brother both have schizophrenia. My uncle functions at a 10 year old's level (not sure why) and has lived in an assisted living facility for the last 30 years. But my mother has been "functional". She's been hospitalized 3 (maybe a 4th?) times when I was a child. Then her and my father divorced when I was 13, and we had a long distance relationship. We now live close to each other, and it's toxic. And now she's recently started to say things that set off my "schizophrenia radar" and when I relay them to my dad, he says that's word-for-word the stuff she would say when she was heading into a schizophrenic psychosis. So I'm preparing for this, but I was always pretty well sheltered when it happened when I was a kid and now I'm getting a lot of it directed at me. How to survive intact?