Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

SZ husband suicidal but won't get help


#1

My husband is currently non compliant with meds and has mentioned suicide but has adamantly rejected any help. He says he won’t go to one of “those places”. I’m afraid to call the police as he has stated many times he would rather be dead then let the police take him to the “loony bin”. Part of me thinks he is attention seeking but i don’t want to dismiss his comments. Does anyone have any advice?


#2

If you think he is contemplating suicide, take it seriously. If there are CIT trained police officers where you live - officers who are trained to manage a situation where someone is in a mental health crisis - request them to come. They could help you assess if he needs to go to the hospital. It would not be “one of those places”.