He has full SSDI, so while living at home he had saved a large sum of money to live off of for a while. He was on medication which made him physically ill. One day he refused to take any more of it. I said that we would talk to the doctor and try something different. He refused ; I then stated that if we felt scared that he would have to leave. He agreed; In about 2 months he started acting up. One day he felt that someone was trying to kill him and that I knew something about it. I told him that he would have to see the doctor or leave. He got up and asked me to take him to a motel. We had called the police a few times in the past which resulted in hospital care. Two of those times resulted in a 6 week stay; which reveals how disturbed he was. He was very afraid that we would put him back in the hospital again. He felt that the doctors were trying to kill him. Not hesitating to call the police was the best action that we ever took in regard to protecting ourselves. He knew that we would not hesitate to make that call if we felt threatened. Every ones case is different; I just urge anyone that feels threatened to calmly leave the house and call the police. The police and mental health professionals familiar with our case, strongly suggested to us that our lives are in danger having him live at the house. Most mentally ill related domestic violence cases go unreported. They told me that the statistics are not accurate in regard to schizophrenic violence. it is much higher in their opinion. I , for example did not press charges after my son kicked my face in. Mean while, I have offered to either help him get an apartment or I would buy him a small house out of state ( our Calif. coastal area is too expensive) . He has refused , stating that he does not want to leave the area. He wants me to buy him a van to live in. I will not do that knowing that he should not be driving in his mental state. Furthermore, knowing his condition, that action may result in me being liable if he were cause an accident. We try our best to enjoy our retirement; but his condition is always in our thoughts which can depress us at times. I wish that we could do more, but he doesn't trust us or anybody else. It is impossible to reason , convince, or plead to him to follow my lead and believe in us. So we just pray and hope that someday he realizes that he needs help. Sometimes I just reminisce about his younger days when he was so happy going off roading, camping, boating, and driving his new car that I gave him when he graduated from high school.