Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Charged with assault by schizophrenic mom

I was the caregiver for my mother who at the time hadnt been diagnosed yet, and she was on drugs called the cops and said I attacked her. They arrested me and was later charged w assault. I was heartbroken and mad. I could t believe my mom would do that. I thought it was just the drugs that was making her do crazy things. Fast forward a year from that and I recently reconciled with her. She apologized, and learned she has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. She has been hallucinating awful things. She calls me everyday to go to her apartment because an old friend is breaking into her place, got into her phone and listens to her calls. Or calls her and harasses her. Which isn’t really happening She will have arguments with people. See people having orgies in her bed including myself. She has called the cops and they have told her she needs to stay on her meds. My brother who disowned me had believed her now knows she is sick. He asked her if she hallucinated me attacking her. She told him that I never assaulted her and never told the cops that. That the cops are the ones who said that and sent me to jail for no reason. It was an awful time for me. I went through so much. I’m currently still on probation for the charge. My question is, is there a way I can reverse the charge? And is there a way I can have my mom committed to a mental facility? I’m exhausted and I don’t think she should live on her own. I love my mom so much and don’t know what to do.

Sure if you got many thousands of dollars for a good attorney…

Nope, only if she is a threat to herself or others and good luck with that… If it were me, I would change my phone number and or move far away…

Welcome to the site @Kristlemelody . The best thing you can do is to read threads on here and get some ideas of how others have handled their situations with a schizophrenic loved one. You must decide what is right for your own life. Your mother could possibly be hospitalized if she is a threat to self or others. You must find out what the laws are where you live. However, it is potentially dangerous for you to hang around her, is it not, if you are still on probation for attacking her? (even though it didn’t really happen, you are paying the price). It could happen again. But one hospitalization doesn’t necessarily mean she will get and stay on treatment. Her illness is for life, and you must decide what to do with your own life.