I first started showing signs of schizophrenia when I was 12 years old. Though it wouldn’t be until I was 16 that I was hospitalized. When I was a kid, I was really into sports. I had dreams of one day playing professional. I was probably your average student, although I was really good at math and English. By the time I was in 6th grade I was doing well. I had no idea what was coming for me in the next year. The next year, I would lose a lot.
During those four years between my first hallucination and being hospitalized, it was pretty rough to say the least. Back then I was living with my mother. My mother being a trigger in herself. She did do one good thing for me. I was declining rapidly during those years. I was also very angry and did not like my mother. She tricked me into going to the hospital. Told me I had a doctors appointment at the hospital. Next thing I knew, she left and I was waiting to be admitted into the psych ward.