Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Intervention


#1

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?


#2

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.


#3

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:

and

http://forum.schizophrenia.com/t/experiences-with-involuntary-admission/26357

some more:

http://forum.schizophrenia.com/t/involuntary-hospitalization/29172


#4

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#5

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.

http://forum.schizophrenia.com/t/anosognosia-article/12157

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.


#6

I live in the Memphis, Tn area


#7

Contact all three and see what they offer. I’m pretty sure they can hook you up.

http://www.deltamedcenter.com/psychiatric

http://www.saintfrancishosp.com/en-us/ourservices/medicalservices/pages/behavioralhealthservices.aspx


#8

Thanks Lakeside is where we would like to get him to go to.


#9

There will always be mistrust of psychiatrists as long as the APA continues supporting criminal activity in this country.