Let's consider that there are many possibilities. It's not always mental illness.
Sometimes experiencing visions, fogginess, seeing ghosts, receiving audio messages can be a mental health issue; other times it's a spiritual awakening. Sometimes, it's both. Either can feel like a crisis, or an emergency. How can one really know the difference? As a clinician experienced in both psychic and psychiatric worlds, I have learned to identify each experience. Both need attention and support, but in different ways.
Click on "Is it a Spiritual Emergency" button for a whole website of documented information on this subject.
"Just because it seems like schizophrenia doesn't mean it is" (S. Najjar, MD, neurologist, 2009).
If you or your family have strong doubts that you are mis-diagnosed, it may be worth a follow up with a medical doctor / neurologist. An illness called NMDA-Receptor Autoimmune Encephalitis may be attacking your brain. This illness is especially common in women and not-so common to test for...... to learn more, click the "article" button below.
Click on "Is it Medical" button for a whole website of documented information on this subject.
All psychotic episodes, no matter what the cause, can have lingering effects. It's worth working with a psychotherapist to help integrate the experience, release the emotional & mental pains, and regain your true self or find your now-self.
Supriya Shanti practices coming from a place of contribution, unconditional love, freedom, & ease in all areas of her life. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, insight, and healing abilities with all who come to her.