Hi, I have a friend, he has schizophrenia, and I am ok he has it. unfortunately I am the only one who is ok about it, I have known his family since I was a kid. I have read these forums privately learning about schizophrenia and knowing it can be managed and handled with good systems in place to support a patient etc for a manageable life, but his family have abandoned him. he was diagnosed with it about a decade ago, he has had bad outbursts throughout these years,which has alienated himfself from his family, but as my friend I see the good as side of him, I see his goodness, its not hidden, his schizophrenia symptoms unsettle people and even me to be honest sometimes, as well but in his heart he is a really good person, he just isnt capable at this time projecting that how he wants to and is totally misunderstood by his family, he wants them and needs them I reckon and I am going to talk to them about Adam in about 6 hours by bringing them his ilness and telling them to get over everything and get them refocused.
Before I go on, I AM FROM NEW ZEALAND AND OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS SUPERIOR TO YOURS MOST LIKELY BECAUSE IT PUBLICLY FUNDED AND EVERYONE IS OK ABOUT THAT.
So I think I have a very real claim to expecting very good treatment right now for my friend, we just do it here in new zealand so I want to get his family on board to drive the professional team which is publicly funded to not let him fall througth the gaps If i let him go, my 2 decades knowing him and his family, with his way he lives his day to day life, would be unjust to continue. I am in direct communication with his psychological professional health team but they lost my friend for about 3 months until I told them he was with me about a week ago. If asked I will share my emailed discussions with his health team but I think they are nearsighted and dont really look at things like a decade ahead and intervene around that perspective. I believe in my friend, and do expect exemplary care for him, I will explain our national laws as best as I know, however I think I know it very well. and so expectations as I know them to be should be explored
I am seeing his family in 6 hours, take the pressure off and offer your opinion with how I should address his family, I am not going to try be confrontational, I do want to explain his symptoms, then tell them its ok, it is what it is, accept it, I think saying that to his family would benefit my friend so much, and not just asking that, demanding that they accept he has a mental illness and engagin it. I reckon I can pull it all together, we have the facilities for it, can ya help me now