My name is Floyd. I am involved in the out‑patient system of a Toronto Hospital. My story is one where I was often misunderstood and circumstances led to an uphill climb.
At an early age, I had trouble learning to walk and ride a bike. When these were overcome, they were great accomplishments to me. My schooling was difficult and I had trouble getting along. By my mid‑twenties, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. My work history had just began and staying at it and keeping regular attendance was difficult.
After many ups and downs, I came to St. George House which is part of LOFT Community Services. Here my intellectual skills developed. I took an interest in philosophy, history, psycho‑social skills, and religion. Receiving medication at the right level and informed staff helped with the questions and answers and role modeling.
I learned to trust my mind to love and accept others and myself. Through this opportunity with others, I hope to become fully interdependent and functional in society.