Personal Narrative: Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

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On Christmas Eve my junior year of college, my grandpa and grandma on my mom’s side passed away in an accident. A week later, my older brother suffered from a psychotic episode and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital with symptoms of schizophrenia. Travelling back to school, I was physically and emotionally drained. This was hardest time of my life and the largest obstacle I have faced so far. I rely on my family for support and this foundation had been severely shaken; however, I did not have time to mourn and recover. The MCAT test was fast approaching and it was necessary to devote myself to my classes and studying. I went to work and started by focusing on the things I can control. I exercised, meditated, and made sure I was eating
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