Helen stumbled on her way home from school. The cold air brushing against her face, making her struggle for air. Helen is a 16 year old girl that suffers from a mental illness called schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a challenging disorder that makes it difficult to distinguish between what is real and unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, relate to others, and function.
Helen felt a bit uncomfortable, as if someone was watching her. She turned around, and she gasped in surprise, there was a girl, a short brown haired girl, just standing there watching her. Helen had seen this girl before, but she didn't know where. “Stop following me!” she shouted with fury, then she just turned around ...view middle of the document...
But she just nodded, grabbed her bag and walked out.
She walked down the hallway from her doctors office, there were usually lots of people sitting outside Dr. James's office but today there was pretty much nobody there, well except for one girl, it was the girl she’d been seeing following her. She looked scared, almost as if she had seen a ghost. Helen just shrugged and walked away.
Her mom was waiting outside for her, looking as cheerful as always. She opened the door and sat down in the seat beside her mom. “So… how was it?” Asked her mom with a smile that went from ear to ear.
“It was fine.” Murmured Helen while putting her ear buds in. She didn’t really like talking to her mom about anything, mostly because her mom was always making a huge deal about the smallest things.
It was about 2 hours later until they got home, considering they had to go grocery shopping, but when they did get home, Helen being the food addict she was, went straight to the kitchen.
In her dining room there was a glass door that led out to her patio, and out there, there was that same girl that she saw on her way home from school, and outside her doctors office just standing there, doing what she always did, nothing. Her head wasn't facing Helen, so she couldn’t tell if it was actually her. She ran back into her kitchen and got a knife, the voices inside her head were telling her to kill her but her body wasn't, she opened the door to the patio, and started walking...