Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Who do you turn to for advice?


#1

I make all the medical, financial, etc. decisions for my loved one. I think I do a “pretty good” job, but sometimes I wonder if I could do better? Sometimes I talk to my mom, but I feel like it really worries her. Sometimes I talk to my daughter, but other times she tells me not today. I can go to a counselor for an hour every 2 weeks, but sometimes that just seems like the tip of the iceberg! I think this forum is the closest I have to real understanding. Does anyone have ideas that have worked for them?


#2

I talk to his mother and sometimes I’ll talk to his grandmother.


#3

I have a therapist and I got to a DBT group which is another kind of therapy, and I get a lot from this forum…that is all for me.


#4

Parent support group run by our medical insurance helps and the addiction support groups for parents (in our case that’s what’s involved too).


#5

What helps me is reading books about schizophrenia/ schizoaffective, this forum and sometimes when my son is in crisis I call the hotlines. There are several hotlines that take calls 24/7 and since most of the crisis takes places during the weekends or late at night it helps to talk to someone even if they can only talk to you for a couple of minutes. Crying helps but sometimes I don’t even have the energy to cry.