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Is this Schizophrenia?

Mon, Jan 8th 2007

A mother of six is living without food stamps, food and warm clothing. She is also trying to home school her children. They don't have much interaction with the outside world. I am a teacher at a nearby school and have just met this wonderful family and I am very concerned. Mom is able to hold a conversation very well and is able to look after all six children. After talking with her she has explained to me that Jesus has told her to home school her children. He has also told her to become a Saint. And she has also said that Jesus Christ is living inside of her. She explained to me that His silhouette is right in front of her and He talks to her all the time but mostly when she's at home. I am very concerned about this family. I don't know what to do. Any advice? She said she hates doctors. When she had three of her children she delivered them on her own with Jesus. Please help. I don't know who to turn to or what to do. I don't want to break down the trust and the relationship that I have started with her. She doesn't have anyone else.

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