I have an older brother who is schizophrenic. It has been more than 12 years since he is on this journey. I’m seeking for some advice what to do… please understand my english is not my first language so i might not select proper words to describe his condition.
Although he has been like this for more than 12 years, he still refuses to take medicine…
there is some time that he is keen to take medicines however once he starts to refuse, he doesn’t listen to anyone, even our mum. (He only trust my mum usually, other than her, he doubts that they will kill/threat/steal money from him or mum) Im no use because he doesn’t trust me and being so bossy over me because he is always right… No matter how many times we discuss why his behavior is not acceptable or why he has to take medicine, he just never listen to us. persuading that he is just like everyone else… or He believes that meditation is the only way he will be back to normal again.
my mum she is on medication due to depression and insomia…
It’s driving me and my mum crazy.
He always brought up some old stories that are not even true everytime when he is in ‘bad’ condition. always for this past 12 years. blaming others. appealing how vulnerable he is. never changes.
I have been trying to be nice to my mum and brother to support them but I am very concerned about future when my mum is not with me. He won’t listen to me, He might be violent to me. Even we tried to change medication to find what’s better for him. It doesn’t work.
please share some stories of you how did you overcome this kind of situation?