David is constantly hearing voices, thinking people are stealing from him, saying mean things, laughing at him, being paranoid, etc. So much so, that he is acting very aggressive to the people in his board and care. He thinks everyone in his house is out to get him and that they are talking about him. The whole house gets upset and afraid. It is chaos.
He doesn’t get a moment of peace. If he doesn’t get help soon, he will probably end up in a fight, maybe jail or the hospital and I don’t want that to happen.
I don’t know how to help David or know what to tell him to do when he can’t take the voices anymore. I try and empathize with him and tell him to tell the voices to shut up and that is not happening. Sometimes that helps sometimes it doesn’t.
David takes his medication religiously but it is not doing a darn thing. He has been on the same meds for years, so they are probably not working anymore. Maybe David’s body is immune to them, plus he weighs 350 pounds.
Nothing is working and I can’t get anyone to help him. When I call his doctor he says all the medication is basically the same. He did say he would up the dose of Invega. I understand it won’t take away David’s symptons completely.
David calls me throughout the day at work with talk about the voices. Is there anything that I could say to him to help him through the tough thoughts. Also, why do the voices have to be so mean.