Hope keeps a lot of us going when it gets pretty dark. Sometimes its all I feel I have left in the battle with my son’s scz.
The grieving can be overwhelming. When I am having an especially difficult day with the grief, I visit a thread here called “How to deal with my sadness of my sons schizophrenia”. Son or daughter, the pain is the same. We all have to learn to deal with the grieving as we try to deal with our family member’s illness. There is some comfort on that thread.
Have you had a chance to hear about NAMI? National Alliance on Mental Illness? They have a website, nami.org Local NAMI chapters hold the free Family to Family course that will really help you get started.
My son suffers from anosognosia, its a symptom of scz that makes it impossible for him to understand he is ill. He believes everything he hears is real and he believes his paranoid thoughts are legitimate. Dr Amador specializes in helping us deal with anosognosia. Its a good place to start when you have a loved one that is refusing treatment.
People do tend to call the really bad moments, when they are totally overwhelmed by psychosis - episodes.
Family to Family is a long course - there is a lot of material to cover. You may have a waiting period before the next class. Try to find out if your local NAMI chapter has a support group - they can be a good resource in the meantime.
I am so sorry about your daughter, I know I felt like the entire world had shifted on me when I learned about my son. Take care, Hope