Milly Thiringer is an acquisitions editor and logistics manager for FillesVertes Publishing
in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She lives with her husband and three children, and writes to find out who she is, because the word “schizophrenic” can’t tell her that. Her memoir, Sit with Me While I’m Mad, is forthcoming from FVP in 2019. Find her writing and art at www.millythiringer.com
by Milly Thiringer
“You need to accept the fact that schizophrenia is a chronic condition. You will have it for the rest of your life, so you need to start focusing on managing your symptoms.” When I heard it put so plainly, I sighed in despair.