how to help people with schizophrenia?
Someone close to me has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Its very hard for anyone to accept this. They are taking medication and therapy. How can I better support them?
<p>Schizophrenia is a very hard to locate and it can be very dangerous. People who are diagnosed with schizophrenia need a lot of support, love, comprehension and probably the most important thing (people react in different ways, but in general) to make them feel normal, make them laugh, give them a shoulder to cry on and again show them love. Usually schizophrenic people hear or see bad, rude, cruel people, so be nice. Also I recommend talking with a psychologist or someone who can help you understand this illness better and how you can help. </p>
<p>Get them professional help!</p><p><br></p><p>Drive them to a doctor, if they refuse in personal discussion (not unexpected), you should still try to contact a doctor without them. Depending on where you are in the world there are probably hotlines that can be called.</p>
<p>It is really such a shocking news as Schizophrenia is a serious, chronic mental health condition that impacts how someone thinks, behaves, and feels. They may also experience symptoms or act in ways that causes distress. And don't worry my friend there are ways to help your relative to get along with his/her state.</p><p> 1- learn more about it since that will broad your perspectives and help you build some knowledge towards it </p><p> 2- support them and never make them feel like they have been exposed to some sort of deadly virus, show them how much you care and validate their view and listen to them</p><p><br></p>