2 thoughts on “5 Tips To A Better Relationship When Dealing With A Mental Illness

  • January 6, 2016 at 4:32 am

    If your significant other is actively showing signs of being schizophrenic but is in denial or places blame on others for their behavior. How would you advise seeking help for your loved one? His symptoms are not constant but somewhat consistent. He falls off into severe paranoid/delusional episodes about every other month. His episodes are always someone is after him (usually law enforcement or NSA). His worst episode was on an amtrak Train (he got kicked off eventually). He called me hundreds of times in a matter of a few hours stating that the conductor was murdering passengers, cutting up the remains and disposing of said body parts out the window. He has been arrested a couple times because of these said episodes and it’s always because someone believes he’s under the influence of drugs. It’s upsetting for me to see him spiral out of control yet I’m the only one that can Calm him even if it’s for a short minute. He has destroyed all family ties and no one is willing to assist him any longer. His behavior has caused me to suffer from anxiety because I fear his next episode. I am desperate to get him help. I just need advise from someone who understands where his mind is at. He doesn’t see that he is sick. Sadly he blames me for not hearing or seeing the things he does. I love him to pieces but the tension it’s bringing my way from my family and their fears that he’ll hurt me is overwhelming. He has also put me in danger by telling some pretty low life individuals (while having an episode) that I’m an under cover cop. Please I need help getting him help. I beg you please help me help him before he gets locked up and the key thrown away. He is the most loveable man ever when he’s not having an episode. Right now he is having an episode and has been away from home since the 8th of December. Respectably, Netty

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    • January 6, 2016 at 8:03 am

      Please call a mental health professional in your community and ask their advice. I am not a professional and I don’t know the services available where you are. I hope you will call someone immediately. Best of luck to you.

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