I recently received this question in the ASK Michelle section from a woman named Suzanne. As you'll see from her post below, a relative who she loves dearly has paranoid schizophrenia but is not taking her medication and is really having a hard time. As a result, Suzanne is clearly having a hard time too and is really suffering watching her loved one go through this. Please read her words below and then please post any words of wisdom you have for Suzanne. I'd be very interested to hear from people who have dealt with this issue--what did you do to help the person? what resources and options does she have? Thank you so much!
Please tell me all you can about helping someone survive and thrive through the mental disorder paranoia schizophernia. I have someone very dear to me who is suffering, not taking meds and is thoroughly confused with the disease that has such a grip on her life. I cry myself to sleep at night not knowing where she is and who is helping her. I want her to be OK again.
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