Re: Think boyfriend may be schizophrenic
I have schizophrenia and I had some bumps in the road to get to where I am now. I have twice quit taking my medicine. I thought it wasn't natural to take the medicine one time and the other time I thought I could just keep it under control. Both of those attempts failed. I have been held in mental facilities before, the last time I spent 30 days under observation. I now am completely dedicated to taking my medicine. Sometimes I think I had to prove to myself that I was sick but looking back I wish I would have just accepted the diagnosis when it was given.
I went through some pretty low times and really only with my parents and from time to time my family to support me. I want you to appreciate what an important role you can play in your boyfriend's life. I am sure there are going to be some tough times for you along with your boyfriend through this. Show your boyfriend that you are with him and you only want the bad expressions of his disease to be treated. He likely will think that his doctor is out to get him and he may include you in that group of people.
Be open with him. Talking quietly to someone else in another room can be tough for your boyfriend to deal with. Try to spend some time with your boyfriend that doesn't deal with his disease or some of the far fetched ideas he is hooked on. In other words don't constantly tell him he his sick, let him know that there are still some good times to be had.
Schizophrenia and diseases like it can be treated. I have a girlfriend that I love and a job that I enjoy. There is a lot in life to enjoy and I am doing that.
Those are just the thoughts off the top of my head. In many areas around the US there are support groups to go to. NAMI is one group Their meetings are attended by people with mental illness and family members of those with mental illness. They can help you navigate the healtcare system that is in place and can also give you a group of people to get some support from.