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Do I save my father, or save myself? Can/should I do both?

My father was going to use all of the money in our joint savings account on a business. The money was originally intended for me; I just survived a mental health crisis that almost killed me, resigned from my job, broke up with my SO, and am recovering at one of my sister's homes in a new state. So I seized what was left of it And? From what I can extrapolate from a relative, now homeless and too prideful to go get help. I don't know what to do. Snowflakey and complications inside. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Nov 20, 2016 - 26 answers

Helping adult family with mental health

Interested in hearing from 1) adults who have suffered from mental health issues for most/major part of their lives (depression/schizophrenia in particular) and were persuaded* by family to seek help (aka go to a psychiatrist). 2) family of the adult who was suffering from mental health issues and recognised that something was off/not quite right/blatantly bizarre/had classic symptoms of mental health issues (isolation, hygiene, job loss, distorted thinking and more). Additional twist- the adult in question can't stand immediate family and is convinced they are "toxic". [more inside]
posted by xm on Aug 27, 2016 - 13 answers

Good psychiatric hospital in Florida?

How can I find an inpatient schizophrenia program that will treat my brother like a human being? [more inside]
posted by grokfest on Jul 29, 2016 - 6 answers

Footage of people with bipolar, schizophrenia, & other disorders?

I'm looking for video documentation of bipolar, schizophrenia, and other similar disorders. I don't want interviews but real footage of someone having a manic or delusional episode. Nothing with kids, please.
posted by atinna on May 1, 2016 - 17 answers

John Nash and the establishment of reality

In the film A Beautiful Mind, John Nash struggles with realistic hallucinations of imaginary people. At one point, a representative from the Nobel Prize approaches Nash, and Nash checks with a student familiar to him to verify that the Nobel rep is real. How would someone in Nash's position know that the student was real? How would such a person establish the reality of anything? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Mar 22, 2016 - 6 answers

Quandary involving a not-well friend

Am in a bit of a situation involving a friend with a mental illness. Long details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2015 - 10 answers

Diagnosed w/ADHD, afraid to take Ritalin bc my brother is schizophrenic

For as long as I can remember, I've experienced anxiety, depression, and concentration problems. After finally going to a therapist/psychiatrist for these, they think I have ADHD and want me to start on Ritalin. Problem is, my brother has schizophrenia, and I'm right in the target age range for it to hit me as well. Stimulants can trigger this. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by shotinthedark on Dec 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Is someone who works with children required to disclose mental illness?

I know someone who is a teacher and he has schizophrenia. He takes medication for it and functions ok. But before he came to this country (he immigrated from Canada) he had a psychotic break where he ran down the streets with a knife, cut himself and attempted to cut others. He was taken in by police, forcibly commited and put on medication. Then he immigrated to this country. Perhaps because he didn't want to be around anyone who remembered this or maybe Canada makes it difficult to get a job as a teacher after you've had a violent break like this... I'm not sure. [more inside]
posted by manderin on May 29, 2014 - 65 answers

Schizophrenia, elder abuse, and minding our own business

Our schizophrenic neighbor appears to be emotionally abusing his elderly mother. When do we step in? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on May 16, 2014 - 14 answers

My mother has Schizophrenia, how can I help her?

For the last few years my mother has had symptoms of schizophrenia. She believes that an organization is following her, harassing her and screwing job opportunities. She is taken things to a extreme level and has called cops accusing individuals, family members, and others who don't even know her. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Apr 15, 2014 - 10 answers

My brother died four days ago. My father is coping by being abusive.

My brother passed away on Monday. My father is coping by lashing out. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Mar 7, 2014 - 22 answers

Living with a Family Mental Illness

My younger brother has been living with a schizophrenia-like mental illness for about a year. It's hard for me to interact with him. I'm looking for perspectives from those who've had loved ones with mental illnesses, and books or other resources that will help me better relate to him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2014 - 13 answers

Recovery Programs For My Reluctant 18-Year-Old Schizophrenic Son

Seeking structured, regular activities for my son, an 18-year-old with disorganized-type schizophrenia who is freshly recovering from his second psychotic episode. We are in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Immature pot head or actual illness?

I am really good friends with a woman who has schizophrenia. I am having a hard time understanding traits she has and whether or not they are her illness or just her quirks. And if I should help her with the things she wants help with? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jan 9, 2014 - 14 answers

Tool kit for treating mental illness.

You are familiar with what things are effective in treating someone who is bipolar, paranoid, and/or schizophrenic. Please tell me about these things. If the person is willing to accept help, what type of help are they likely to receive? If medications help, what is the nature of the medications and where could one go to learn more about them? If there are behavioral options, where can one begin to learn about these? What else is out there? [more inside]
posted by sock me amadeus on Oct 8, 2013 - 15 answers

What's behind schizophrenic hallucinations?

Is there a such thing as "happy" schizophrenic hallucination? Or are they inherently destructive? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jun 6, 2013 - 15 answers

She doesn't want help, but I want to help her.

How to convince someone who may be schizophrenic to seek help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2012 - 9 answers

Genetics and schizophrenia, pregnancy risks

Genetics and schizophrenia, what are the risks in having children? [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Dec 9, 2012 - 12 answers

College major question

If I wanted to become an expert on Schizophrenia, and do field work on the subject, what would I need to major in?
posted by SarcasticSeraph on Sep 21, 2012 - 25 answers

An affinity for random numbers

What is the significance of numbers/units of time (months/weekdays) in disorders like schizophrenia/bipolar? [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty on Mar 12, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I speak to my dad when his crazy thoughts are driving me crazy?

How to reply to my fathers schizophrenic ideations? (long, sorry!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Noise therapy?

When a person with schizophrenia plays several different radios tuned to different stations at once, as Roky Erickson did in the documentary about him, how does it affect them? Is it soothing? Independent of how a person with schizophrenia may feel about this practice, is it considered helpful or therapeutic by medical professionals? Finally, how common is this practice among people with schizophrenia?
posted by ignignokt on Feb 26, 2012 - 6 answers

How to help/contact a long distance friend with mental illness?

I have a dear old friend who lives on the other side of the country. He has a history of moderate paranoia/schizophrenia, and he was incarcerated for about a year as the result of an episode of illness. He's disconnected his phone, and I'm trying to figure out how to get in contact with him. [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Jan 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection.

Help me build up a Louis Wain art collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

How to Reconcile Faith and Mental Illness

My ex-boyfriend's schizophrenia turned me into an atheist (more or less), but that loss of faith kind of took me by surprise. I'm still thinking about it sometimes, and wondering how religious people reconcile themselves with the idea of a mental illness that produces religious experiences? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Dec 3, 2011 - 26 answers

She never gets fucked hard enough..

So I recently suffered a relatively severe concussion. And since then.. I am hearing.. things. Voices. They are.. very specific in nature though.. and I'm kinda terrified and kinda giggling about it.. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Nov 8, 2011 - 110 answers

How to support my family while my sister recovers?

My sister just got out of the hospital and I want to offer my family some support. Need suggestions and insights. [more inside]
posted by amodelcitizen on Aug 19, 2011 - 4 answers

continuing relationship

Should I continue my relationship with partner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Do Schizophrenics Commonly Accuse Think Others are Possessed?

When a mentally ill person begins to talk about other people being "possessed by demons" is that a red flag? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on May 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Should I help this ill person? If so, how?

A new friend/acquaintance has made some quasi-suicidal statements and is obviously delusional and routinely binge drinks. What, if anything, should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Is my friend's psychosis temporary?

What signs can I look for to help me determine whether my meth-addicted friend's paranoid behavior stems from amphetamine psychosis, or something more permanent, like schizophrenia?
posted by t(h)om(as) on Feb 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Can two people plan to take a break from a relationship?

I really want to take a break from this relationship, maybe in the next six months or so. My boyfriend is slogging through the process of sorting out his mental health issues, and I'd like to let him know that I want the break, but I don't want to force it on him right now. Is that a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Oct 11, 2010 - 18 answers

Have you seen this online video?

Where can I go to view/download the full episode of 20/20 which aired Friday, March 5th, 2010? Hopefully for free? [more inside]
posted by dissolvedgirl22 on Mar 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Divorcing a wife with schizophrenia

After 20+ years of marriage, my dad wants a divorce. Mom has schizophrenia. Please help me think through this awful situation... [very long] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2009 - 30 answers

How to say "you're crazy"?

How do you tell someone that they're "crazy"? I need to help a best friend who is losing his sanity. It's a long story... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2009 - 22 answers

Courting Ellen West

“The Case of Ellen West” was published by the Swiss psychiatrist, Ludwig Binswanger, in 1944–1945 and (as far as I can tell) appeared in English translation in 1958. Anyone know where I can get a copy? Usual search suspects are turning up only the Carl Rogers article, "Ellen West and Loneliness", in the Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry (which I've requested via interlibrary loan) and some other scholarly pubs on Rogers (behind the usual pay walls).
posted by crush-onastick on Nov 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it depression and am I making it worse?

Every night that he comes home and winds up browsing the internet for hours, I feel like I'm going to scream. Am I a nagging worrywort, is my boyfriend mildly depressed, or both? And what's the best way to work on it? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Nov 17, 2009 - 39 answers

I am neither pregnant with an alien baby nor dead, I swear!

Is it possible to gently (but effectively) cut a mentally ill person out of my life when the usual detachment methods aren't working? (Warning: long, distressing explanation) [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Oct 27, 2009 - 34 answers

Help redirect delusions of my schizophrenic uncle.

Help me figure out ways to minimize the effect my schizophrenic uncle's delusions have on government and law enforcement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2009 - 14 answers

How not to become a craz(y|ier) person?

So, my minor tics are developing into more pronounced tics. Is there something I should be worried about? Is there something I can do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Harassed by my schizphrenic neighbor

My downstairs neighbor, who is most likely schizophrenic, has been harassing my wife and me. Our landlord seems unenthusiastic about evicting her, and we are unenthusiastic about moving ourselves. What legal options can I pursue? Does anyone in Chicago have personal experience with a (cheap!) lawyer they might recommend? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jun 17, 2009 - 47 answers

What is the proper way to react to another person's delusions?

What is the proper way to react to another person's delusions? [more inside]
posted by vorpal bunny on Jun 13, 2009 - 24 answers

Cubed time? Ha, fool. Nature is a dodecahedron! You have been educated *stupid*.

SchizoFilter: I'd like to become a connoisseur of internet crazy. Does Timecube have a more harmonious 5-Day cousin? I know Cindy McCain (but not John, thankfully) is a Reptilian, but are they mole people, too? Can I get cursed by some chain-mail, please? I want all the crazy! Let loose your delirium, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by Keter on May 22, 2009 - 36 answers

Antipsychotics when you're not (yet?) psychotic...

Antipsychotics-filter: A conversation with a friend has me turning to the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by specialfriend on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Diagnosing Schizophrenia

Is there any good data on the sensitivity and specificity of symptoms of schizophrenia in its diagnosis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Also, my hairy legs mean that I have "failed at being a woman."

How do you deal with a crazy person's total hostility? [more inside]
posted by liketitanic on Apr 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Hire a housekeeper with schizophrenia?

Are we obligated to rehire a household employee with schizophrenia? [more inside]
posted by KWittman on Feb 22, 2009 - 29 answers

Schizo comic

During the late '80s or early '90s, Epic Comics, an imprint of the Marvel Comics company, printed a graphic novel about schizophrenia thinly veiled as a ghost story. [more inside]
posted by fiTs on Jan 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Schizophrenic and Looking for Love

I’m schizophrenic, on parole because of it, and I am looking for love. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 18 answers

Who thought Sam up?

Songfilter: Heard it on the radio, schizophrenia, prostitution, weirdness. [more inside]
posted by M Edward on Dec 24, 2008 - 7 answers

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