Family struggles with son’s psychosis


Center Grove High School. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Whenever Alex Kenney takes medicine, he risks becoming paranoid about anything bad that’s happening in the world.

The 16-year-old Center Grove junior has been dealing with substance-induced psychosis for two years, and anytime he takes medication prescribed to help him, he can become disconnected from reality.

At first he doesn’t realize what’s happening. All he knows at the time is that he can’t sleep. Then, that insomnia is followed by an overwhelming guilt that he’s somehow responsible for the problems of the world.

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