Have you ever tried to help someone with schizophrenia?
I have a friend who had a psychotic break about a year ago. He is homeless now, un-medicated and does not believe that there is anything wrong with him. He just believes he is special. His ex won't let him see the kids anymore unless he gets treatment. I've finally tracked him down after several weeks of looking for him downtown. I have seen him the past two days and I armed him with some food and warm clothes and shoes as the winter is about to set in. I talked to him a long time today about what has been going on with him and I talked about other people I have worked with who have voices and how they have gotten help. I felt like he was almost on the verge of being willing to go with me to find a treatment center, but then at the last minute backed out.
I'm just wondering if anyone has ever dealt with someone like this and what your experiences have been...what approaches have worked and what hasn't?