I am sorry to hear this. There is no book about being close to someone who is ill and untreated for a long period of time. I am just a couple years in and it’s like nothing else.
I hope the laws are in place because human rights should never be violated. But I believe treatment works this way also out of discrimination against people with mental illness.
When people who have chronic psychosis are not functioning on a basic level and are constantly sad and confused, it’s so hard knowing we cannot do anything.
I would love any actual input about this subject.
@notmoses I have read that book and at least 50 others. There is no way to help someone without insight who refuses treatment (not just psychiatric medicine, but all types of therapy and even sometimes basic medical care due to paranoia) beyond trying to make sure basic needs are met.