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Need advice, please! My brother has schizophrenia and is medicated only with Effexor. He tells me he has not been prescribed any other meds, or even that he has this mental illness. How do I influence him to get help and get on the right medication? Any advice would be appreciated! Also, how do you talk to someone who is suicidal?

Through NAMI, they offer the family to family classes free of charge and you can find about support groups; personally I like this forum best.

Thank you for sharing and having the courage to tell us what works for you, I wish my son would be open to tell us about his experiences of his hallucinations and auditory voices.

May you continue your journey with confidence and persistence doing well on what is been recommended
for you to take.