I have a 23 years old son who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia paranoid Disorder. On 11/2014, he had delusional thoughts about people are to kill him. He was attending VCU University in Virgnia In 5/25/2015, he drove from VA toward CA & his car was impounded in Kentucky. he got to Los Angelos & contacted my cousin who took him to a psychiatrist upon my request. He was diagnosed in UCLA. Later he saw a psychiatrist in VA . it has been a struggle to convince him to take his medicine. After crisis in VA, he was admitted to VCU Hospital for 7 days. Stayed with my brother in VA then went to Lebanon for 4 months to be with relatives. He came back to US on 11/30/ 2015 to my home in Little Rock, AR. Crisis again with him & he was admitted to State Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was discharged on 1/7/2016 & was doing OK for one month. After, he lowered his meds dose & later stopped taking his meds Completely. He left my home on 2/22/2016 & ended up homeless in CA. He was admitted to Fremont Hospital in California for 10 days but he refused to Take Zyprexa and they gave him Seroqual.
He was discharged from Fremont, CA on March 22 and he contacted a family we knew and they took him for 10 days. He was skipped medicine for few days then get back on it with the Family help. He started feeling Paranoid couple days ago and wanted to leave and contacted my brother who lives in the area. My brother drove him to Stanford Emergency clinic upon my son’s request. But when they get there, my son claims that there is nothing wrong with him and did want to be treated. I think he wanted to go there because he thinks the Emergency clinic is a safe place for him. He usually feels safe on Airports Terminals. My brother left him at Stanford CA Emergency Clinic. My brother spoke to Emergency clinic police and explained to him the situation. The police talked to my son and find him coherent and told my brother there is nothing they can do unless he starts being a threat to himself or others.
My brother suggested that I should not give money even for food so we can be force into Treatment. My heart as Mother does not allow me to starve my son. My son has been through a lots : homeless on Airport terminals and homeless on Streets and from family to another.
I know the laws in California are not strict and I want to get him back to Arkansas. In the mean time, How should I help him. I know without medicine, he is getting worse.
Any suggestions is appreciated!