ugh. The usual bs

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by ATLAFlame, Nov 27, 2014.

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  1. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Does anyone have any tips for helping a schizophrenic and preventing various schizophrenia-related (hallucination/delusion etc) related mental health crises?

    Naturally, the mental health services are out of the question due to my own personal ethics and rules etc but also out due to the schizophrenic's own wishes

    Apologies for the vagueness of my request, but i am not allowed to talk about specifics for various reasons

    Thanks, this is a return to the more difficult stuff I help people with, hopefully this time i will be able to prevent things getting too bad (frustrated)
  2. AsphyxiateOnMisery

    AsphyxiateOnMisery Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, I don't think there's any way other than going to the psychiatrist and getting medication. Why exactly do your personal ethics clash with that?
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Meds are needed to help you stay somewhat stable saying that some people learn to live with voices they here they learn to accept the noise and they know it is just a voice not a real person I do hope you have someone in the medical field that can help you learn how to deal with noise you hear or the paranoia you feel
  4. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Quieta non movere

    Meds are needed, I'm talking from experience with myself.

    If in danger of harming self or others get emergency help, it's not worth the risk doing this alone.
  5. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Its not me with the voices or any form of schizophrenic hallucinations or delusions, rather it is a friend.
    It clashes with my personal ethics due to the involvement of the psychiatric services and the psychiatric physically invasive treatments used. it is also against the schizophrenic's personal wishes. While i have dealt with a crisis involving this individual before, my main concern is the prevention of it getting out of control and becoming a crisis
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  6. ATLAFlame

    ATLAFlame Banned Member

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?
    There MUST be a way to reduce the risk without pumping my friend full of artificial chemicals
  7. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hi, perhaps using the diary facility and expressing your thoughts or alternatively physical exercise which helps you feel positive about yourself.
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Hi maybe a psychologist would help? Or any type of therapist really. A therapist has many skills and can help.

    To be honest though, schizophrenia should be treated with medications but I respect your wishes of not wanting said person to go on them.
  9. Butterfly

    Butterfly Resident SF Sims Enthusiast Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    I'm sorry but schizophrenia is an extremely complex illness the requires the specialism of a psychiatrist and other mental health professionals to treat that unfortunately usually means taking medication for life to control. To not consult a medical professional is quite frankly dangerous and not in your friends best interests at all.
  10. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN

    The fact that you are trying to find ways to help your mentally unstable friend avoid proper medical care is irresponsible and incredibly unsafe. This is not an "ethical" issue - it is a medical condition that needs proper treatment. If you are not a psychiatrist you have no business deciding that avoidance of the correct medications is in any way in the best interests of a diagnosed schizophrenic and the fact that your friend does not want to take medication does not make it the 'right' course of action.

    SF does not encourage the avoidance of proper medical care and in this instance I actually consider this a case of requesting ways to help your friend harm and endanger themselves. I am therefore closing this thread.
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