If he calls you in the middle of the night and at odd hours, ask him to call at very specific hours instead.
I had to tell my schizophrenic friend not to call me beyond 5:59. Before I got that specific, he was calling at will. Just because he's experiencing symptoms, doesn't mean that his illness entitles him to walk all over me.
Ask your brother if he thinks the added medication is helping...
What kind of mental health community resources are in his area? What is his schedule like? Does he have enough activities to keep him busy. It sounds like he needs a change in medication, or a day treatment program or a PROS program.View Thread
I guess I would have wanted to know sooner rather than later. Your parents probably didn't want you to be stigmatized.
I understand your anger, though.
Can you ask your parents the reason why they didn't let them diagnose you when you were 5 or 6?
(It's so hard to be a parent. There are no children that come with manuals, and each child needs a different manual! And it's hard to be a child, especially a sick child. Conversely, parents don't come with manuals, either, and parents make a lot of mistakes...
It's kind of like now, after so many decades, that I can forgive my parents for so many things.
I don't know what a thought disorder is technically. It sounds, though, as if her thought process is just fine--She wants the house. She can want forever, but I wouldn't give it to her nor entertain any of her notions.
I'd have to get my phone number changed, and, without reading them, I'd mark any emails from her as spam. I'd probably change my email address, too!View Thread
The natural herbs aren't enough for my mental illness. And, I wouldn't think of mixing anything over the counter with my medication--It could be very dangerous.
There are forums, websites, and chat rooms for people with mental illness. Perhaps you and your son could find support there or perhaps you could contact the hospital or social worker who did the discharge planning for your son before he left the hospital to locate a real life support group in your community--Forgive me if he was not hospitalized.
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