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Caring for young carers

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carer for my mother who had schizophrenia. Around the age of 9 I started noticing her symptoms. By the time I was 11 or 12 her symptoms had deteriorated and I was doing all I could to ensure that she was safe.Due to her schizophrenia, sometimes she would forget that I existed and would abandon me.

Some of these moments are too painful to remember and are only recalled during conversations with my ‘other mothers’ –  women who took me under their wing and nurtured me like their own child.

I have many mothers.“As a child I did not fully understand that I was effectively my mother’s mother.”As a child I did not fully understand that I was effectively my mother’s mother.

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