I have had some good experiences and some odd experiences. Sometimes people have acted as though I didn’t say anything at all regarding my son. My family was more supportive than I thought they would be, however, we don’t live near them.
NAMI support group was initially the way to go for me, until a regular there became pushy about wanting me to set up my son to have him arrested, so I stopped going. Over the past few years we have developed relationships with people who are comfortable with us referring to our son and his illness. This forum has worked out really well for me.
My friend wanted to know why I didn’t join a gym or something recently for workout support people. Did have to tell her that I am not ready for that yet. She had gotten her son on meds and had left the scz support world, I have not gotten there yet.