Ich will doch bloß sterben, Papa: Leben mit einer schizophrenen Tochter

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Jani ist erst vier Jahre alt, da befürchten Michael und Susan Schofield bei ihrer Tochter schizophrene Halluzinationen. Die damit konfrontierten Ärzte wiegeln ab, bei einem so kleinen Kind sei so etwas unvorstellbar. Doch der Verdacht bestätigt sich: Bei dem inzwischen sechsjährigen Mädchen wird Schizophrenie diagnostiziert. Jani lebt in einer Welt aus Halluzinationen und gewalttätigen Vorstellungen mit Hunderten imaginärer innerer „Freunde“. Eine Ratte flüstert ihr ein, ihren Bruder zu misshandeln, eine Katze sagt ihr, sie solle sich selbst töten, eine Stimme in ihr drängt sie dazu, aus dem Fenster zu springen. Und mittendrin in diesem Chaos aus nicht enden wollenden Wahnvorstellungen und Wutanfällen: Janis Eltern, die alles daransetzen, das Leben ihrer beiden Kinder zu schützen, während die Familie auseinanderzubrechen droht.

Diese packende Geschichte ist dramatisch und Mut machend zugleich. Sie lässt hoffen, dass die bedingungslose elterliche Liebe Jani künftig ein halbwegs lebenswertes Leben ermöglichen wird.




Eine Familie am Abgrund
Der bedingungslose Kampf eines Vaters um seine schizophrene Tochter
Eine wahre Geschichte: fesselnd, erschütternd, faszinierend
Der New York Times-Bestseller endlich auf Deutsch

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About the author

Michael Schofield betreibt einen Blog über die Geschichte der Schizophrenie seiner Tochter und ist Dozent an der California State University, Northridge. Zusammen mit seiner Frau Susan gründete er die Jani Foundation zur Unterstützung von psychisch kranken Kindern und deren Eltern (www.janifoundation.org).

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Kösel-Verlag
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Published on
Mar 31, 2014
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9783641125752
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Language
German
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Fiction / Biographical
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Michael Schofield’s daughter January is at the mercy of her imaginary friends, except they aren’t the imaginary friends that most young children have; they are hallucinations. And January is caught in the conflict between our world and their world, a place she calls Calalini.  Some of these hallucinations, like “24 Hours,” are friendly and some, like “400 the Cat” and “Wednesday the Rat,” bite and scratch her until she does what they want.  They often tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother. 
 
At six years old, January Schofield, “Janni,” to her family, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, one of the worst mental illnesses known to man.  What’s more, schizophrenia is 20 to 30 times more severe in children than in adults and in January’s case, doctors say, she is hallucinating 95 percent of the time that she is awake. Potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her. 

A New York Times bestseller, January First captures Michael and his family's remarkable story in a narrative that forges new territory within books about mental illness. In the beginning, readers see Janni’s incredible early potential: her brilliance, and savant-like ability to learn extremely abstract concepts. Next, they witnesses early warning signs that something is not right, Michael’s attempts to rationalize what’s happening, and his descent alongside his daughter into the abyss of schizophrenia.  Their battle has included a two-year search for answers, countless medications and hospitalizations, allegations of abuse, despair that almost broke their family apart and, finally, victories against the illness and a new faith that they can create a life for Janni filled with moments of happiness. 
 
A compelling, unsparing and passionate account, January First vividly details Schofield’s commitment to bring his daughter back from the edge of insanity.  It is a father’s soul-baring memoir of the daily struggles and challenges he and his wife face as they do everything they can to help Janni while trying to keep their family together. 
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