Hi I'm hoping someone can give me some advice. My schizophrenic son is ranting at the moment saying he can hear everyone outside telling him to kill himself. I've tried distracting him and I've tried talking to him to make him understand logically that although he can hear the voices it's not really...
Hi I completely understand how exasperating this is I had the same issues whilst caring for my son . However when I was at a Rethink meeting we had a talk from a barrister who specialises in mental health issues. I told him about my difficulties and he said next time someone in authority refused to ...
Jess you are far from selfish you have needs too and you also have limits . I don't think it's unreasonable to tell him how you're feeling and it's his illness making him feel suicidal not you. I think you need a lot more support than you're getting. Is there something like rethink where u live they...
Jess it's almost like you have another child to deal with. I know he can't help having a mental health condition but he isn't doing much to help himself. Sorry if I sound harsh but it seems like he became suicidal when you told him you're struggling to cope. So it became about him and you had a slee...
I thought I would give an update on the situation with my schizophrenic son. If you have read my previous posts you will know I have been at breaking point many times. Well his care co ordinator talked about finding him his own place and I was dreading talking to him about this. Jenny gave me some g...
I feel for you jess as it's stressful enough working full time with young children without adding a husband with a mental health condition into the mix. Are you able to sit down and have a frank talk with him telling him exactly how you feel ? It sounds like you need a break from him to recharge you...
I think your ideas are brilliant jenny! The idea you gave me about suggesting my son lives independent for 5 days and coming home at weekends was inspired and has given me the confidence to have the conversation. Regarding the advice about bribing Mrs As son to go to counselling I admit that was my ...
My rock is 23 and you're right it is easier for him here also he has aspergers and I think he is quite frightened at such a massive change . His care co ordinator is bringing a lady next week who has a vacancy for him but I don't think he will be sold on the idea. He doesn't know yet and I'm dreadin...
My rock knows he has a problem but goes out of his way to sabotage his recovery. He is having talking therapy which i fought for and walks out halfway through because he is stressed! He knows alcohol will stop his meds working and goes out drinking and in turn stays awake all night then wonders why ...
More hugs to you Mrs A ! I think the rock analogy will ring true with so many people myself included. I too have a rock to push uphill in fact mine seems to be trying to roll downhill as I'm pushing him up which just isnt working. I think you need to go easy on yourself take some time out to get wel...