First time posting here, but looking for advice. My wife and I have a schizophrenic son who is almost 26 years old. He has become rather fixated on some delusions that are based on local “characters” from his days in High School and from a town we had previously resided in. Because he has begun to act on some of these delusions, it has created the potential for legal issues if he continues to act on them and more importantly the potential that someone who did not understand his condition could harm him (or he they if he felt they were a threat). He is not medicated (refuses to take any medicines outside of being forced to when hospitalized).
We are considering a move to another state that would put us around 3 hours away from these people, and I’m wondering if anyone has had any experiences (positive or negative) with moving someone away from their delusions. The thought process for my wife and I has been that, while we know he may still develop new delusions, at least he will be too far away from the people he has integrated into his current ones to take action (which could at a minimum keep him out of harms way until such time as he may be open to more help).
Appreciate any advice the forum community may have to offer!