My dad is schizophrenic, he’s never actually been diagnosed by a dr but thats because he wont go.
My grandpa and aunt&uncle tried to force him to by taking custody of me they gave him meds for depression. He pretended to take them, we found the stash when He left one day and didnt come back.
we didnt hear from him for 4 yrs. he didnt believe his dad was his dad…to make a long story short he eventually came back and has been back for about 8 yrs and for the most part has been able to support himself except the last yr and half.
He lives with my aunt right now which is wearing on her, hes very paranoid he feels people hitting him he thinks its whoevers around. Or the neighbors or people driving by.
Over the yrs hes called the police hundreds of times trying to catch these “criminals” that shoot him with vibrations . Or sting his legs or his back. Or hitting his lungs so he cant breath. He thinks the neighbors throw there voice in the room to make it sound like there right next to him.
I was trying to make this as short as possible, my point was i dont know what to do. I dont know how much more my aunt will put up with. I try to have patience and it just doesnt work he can be such a dick even when hes not trying to. I get so mad so quick sometimes And cant bite my tongue we just end up arguing.
I know he cant help it but i dont even know how to calmly respond to him constantly accusing me of hitting him or asking me why im such a shit for helping these criminals ruin his life. I dont want to push him away he gets mad if u even incinuate theres no one hitting him.
But i dont know how to help him day to day, such as simple replies to his delusions, but i know me flying off the handle doesnt help i cant imagine how hurt he must feel that his family doesnt have his back but how can i let him know we have his back without feeding the delusions.