I was wondering if an intervention to get my son to take meds and go back to counselling is a good idea. My son just had his third break and his friends and I were wanting to do an intervention to get him to get help. Has anybody ever tried this and did it work?
There are no guarantees… BUT. There are higher degrees of probability if one works with professionals who know what they are doing. Tell me where you live, and I will do what I can to locate those who do in your region.
Sometimes its the only way to help people, but obviously not an easy thing to do. I would recommend you talk to people in your local NAMI office or Schizophrenia Society of Canada - depending on where you live.
After people get on treatment, most people seem to appreciate the help.
Here are some studies and other discussions relevant to this discussion:
I think one thing you may want to consider is if he has anosognosia. If he honestly doesn’t see/understand that he needs help then an intervention most likely won’t do any good.
I would recommend LEAP:
http://www.leapinstitute.org/ - under resources are free videos on using LEAP
LEAP is a way of communicating to build trust. Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner.
http://dramador.com/ - Dr. Xavier Amador is a clinical psychologist whose brother had schizophrenia. He is the founder of the LEAP Institute. Wrote the book: I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need Help! Can buy from his website.
I live in the Memphis, Tn area
Contact all three and see what they offer. I’m pretty sure they can hook you up.
Thanks Lakeside is where we would like to get him to go to.
There will always be mistrust of psychiatrists as long as the APA continues supporting criminal activity in this country.