(Before i start, i really care ALOT about my friend with schizophrenia, we know each other for a long time)
A friend of me and my brothers has schizophrenia, as far as i know he does not have multiple personalities, mainly delusions and hallucinations.
Now he does smoke weed, and some of my mates visit him and they smoke together, usually fun times.
Recently there was a break-in at his place, my heart dropped, luckily he is all okay and so are his belongings (out of paranoia he sets up boobytraps around his motorcycle etc, i guess his paranoia prevented his belongings from being stolen).
But he is slowly believing that all of my mates that go there are behind it. (Except for me and my brother, i think he can sense we will support him no matter what)
I am pretty sure it weren’t my friends as they were out of our village that night.
But now they kinda got into an argument and now they arent all happy friends anymore.
And here’s the difficult part, after the argument they are making remarks about schizophrenia and joking about him and the way he acts dodgy sometimes.
I dont find it all that funny, instead im looking for a way to approach him about the delusions and his schizophrenia.
I have suffered myself from some mental illnesses so i know how serious it is.
But his schizophrenia has always been a taboo, we all know that he has schizophrenia, and he knows we know this.
Now what im basicly asking; How can i talk with a person with schizophrenia about his or her delusions and paranoia? I just have this feeling he will think im plotting against him in some sort of way when i start talking about his disorder.