My partner has SZ with paranoid delusion as his DX that had he has since was in 21 or so when the first psychosis occurred in university. After stablizing and getting on meds he was fine and remission for years. However, in Feb. he tapered off the meds completely with his PDoc’s approval. Ok. Fine. Started taking vitamin replacements therapies because of issues with that. Other than a couple of issues he has been well as usual until the last several days.
I am overseas at the moment which I am sure didn’t help matters and he was supposed to fly to see me and I go home at the holidays. However, the voice my deceased father told him that he was gay and to break up with me. Which he did via text, phone call. 24 hours later he calls with no memory of it at all. I am doing my best to remain calm, supportive, use easy sentences etc. as I was taught to do. But,also, during this highly agitated phase of the illness he packed up everything of mine and some our things taking them to our rental elsewhere. He still has the cat at home. Then, another 24 hours passes and here we are again. He is refusing to talk to me via phone, email etc The cycle this time is vicious.
I was able to get him to take his meds after he calle his parents informing them he is gay etc. to tell them that he still loves and wants me home. He was lucid at the time. Now, he’s not again.
I am exhausted. I am not due to leave for home for another 10 days as that was soonest I could wrap everything where I am at currently.
His parents do not understand how seriously ill he is right now thinking its only a mild attack. It’s not. It’s really bad. He sound so lost and frightened right now when he talks to me. He has expressed thoughts of self harm to me. I have explained ALL of this to the parents who are closest to him for the moment.
I love him. He needs help desperately. What do I do when the people closest to him are not listening to me?
We do not live in the States either.