“I like meeting Gerald for coffee. He’s funny and smart, and I admire his grit and perseverance in having resisted, for years, impulses to quit the medications he takes for paranoid schizophrenia. We can all be tempted to go off our meds when a half-finished prescription for antibiotics has eased our symptoms. But for people who have mental illnesses the understandable reluctance to put more chemicals into their bodies is increased by the serious side effects of many antipsychotic drugs….” Continued in “Gerald keeps his job,” at Crosscut.
Gerald keeps his job