Need help and advice
My first time posting in this forums. I'm glad there's a community I can reach out to, it helps me realize that there's families going threw similar situations as I am.
I have a brother who has been diagnosis with paranoid schizophrenia his been going threw this illness for about 5 years now. I feel he's in his final breaking point where I believe he cannot take it anymore. He hears voices, Punches himself in the face It gets pretty bad he ends up leaving bruises on himself. He believes there's people out to get him,doing witchcraft by controlling his hands. He's been in/out of psychiatric hospitals ever sense his been diagnosis. He takes meds but they don't help his situation.
Majority of his time he spends it in his room either sleeping or listening to music, Rarely goes outside besides going to food markets, doctor appointments and occasionally going to rehabilitation centers. He has major depression, sometimes cries because of what is going on in his life. His also overweight, I believe one of his medication he takes makes him gain weight. He has developed diabetes type 2.
This illness has really taken a hold on the family, me especially. I really feel it's out of this world that there's an illness like this, I feel my brother has been taken from us and my family is witnessing the mental destruction of the illness. My parents have taken responsibility of taken care of his needs. My parents are also getting old, I fear for his future.
He use to do a lot drugs when he was younger he is now 35 years old.I believe that's one of the reason he developed schizophrenia. My family and case workers have encourage him to take in a hobby or even try losing weight but He seems to not want to try.it's hopeless as none of medication have worked.
Anyone going threw this? I need advice on how to help him