My son has schizo-effective. He is homeless at this time and I feel terrible about the situation. He refuses to take his meds and quit drinking and insists nothing is wrong with him. He has been in the hospital a few times this year but as soon as he gets a little better he checks himself out.
He is well enough to get jobs and convince most people he meets that he is fine. Even the doctors evidently. He says all of the doctors say there is absolutely nothing wrong with him. He refuses to let any of us visit him or speak with his medical team when he is in the hospital. He gets si and ssi but says spending his check on housing is a waste of money. There is no way I can live with him the situation would be intolerable he just does not get along with his sister or brother. or me for that matter. He has been terribly hurtful and disrespectful.
I really hate this, even though he is in 32. I still feel that he is my child and I wish I could do something. The situation is tearing our family apart. My sister always wants do help him give money etc. My brother says that’s enabling and on and on. We are all suffering but he says he’s happy the way he is. He does make me feel guilty at times though, when he says no one ever helps him. We have spent a ton of our resources on treatment and given him thousands of dollars, our family has been very emotionally supportive. But just about everyone has given up.
I’m think there’s nothing I can really do but I worry about him. He is eligible for all kinds of resources but he doesn’t want them. Part of me admires him for living life on his own terms. He is very smart and talented. I hope that he will just find a place to call home soon.
Thanks for listening not too many people can relate to our story.