My daughter has finally come home. After 10 years of living in the woods, homeless, in ghettos in the US she called me. Now that she is home and safe...now what? As usual, she doesn't recognize the need for treatment. things are so real to her, she doesn't believe the voices, delusions, others controlling her mind has anything to do with Schizophrenia. I am slowing moving her toward counseling and medications that I know will help her. Taking care of a child, who is 30, and who has this condition is very
stressfull. My husband is disabled with IPF, Scleroderma, and a miriad of other medical issues. I myself have OCD,depression,anxiety disorders and dermatilomania...I feel like I am sinking fast. My question is...How do I take care of those I love and myself? Is there any advise you could give regarding help for the caregiver? How can I get my daughter the treatment she needs, but doesn't seem to understand the importance of medications and the complexity of her illness. I'm New to this and would like some advise. Many thanks.