Someone tell me if this is a dumb idea. One very mentally draining thing for me about caring for my mom with psychosis is feeling like I always have to be there to provide her with company and just not having time to myself.
My mom has no friends because of her psychosis and I always wished I had a friend who would be willing to have a social visit with her for a few hours. A friend who would understand that my mom has psychosis and not judge the stuff she says. It made me wonder, what if there was a network for volunteers to schedule visits with people with mental illness? Just like how there are regions that have volunteer visitors for elderly. I guess one obvious barrier would be the liability of subjecting volunteers to individuals who might be unpredictable, but if there was a way to screen around this. If my mom had like 2 friends who could visit her twice a week to play board games or have lunch, I think she would really enjoy it.