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cyncyn1120 posted:
My son is 16 years old. He ahs recently been diagnosed with scizophrenia.He is on Zyprexa right now but he will refuse to take it or trick me into thinking he took his meds. I have 2 othe children 9 and 12 and without his meds he is impossible to deal with...from throwing me into the floor and spitting on me and telling me he wishes I would die..he has been tellin me that EVERY DAY for 2 months now and I have finally taken him back to the hospital because he is making me suicidal and he talk about me to my other children so much that now they have started talking downn to me too ...not that extreme but not good either...I am trying to get him on the shot that last a month because I love my son and I want him to live in my home but if he will not take his meds daily i just don't know what else to do?? Can somebody please help?

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larsstarscanary responded:
I have some friends who are mandated to get an injection from their psychiatrists every month. Some have also been mandated to attend Continuing Day Treatment Programs (CDTs).

It sounds like you love your children dearly....It kind of sounds like you have a mutiny on board...It sounds very challenging...Can you see a social worker (at a city hospital or at the hospital your son is in) and ask for help for yourself, your other children and your son before he is discharged? Maybe you could find a way to know what the discharge planning will be for your son before he leaves the hospital.

If your son is a danger to himself or others, well, professionals generally have to be called. As much as you love him, there's only so much you can do--You are not a fully staffed hospital. You've got to take care of yourself and your other kids.

I wish there were easy answers for you, but speaking from experience, I know there are no easy answers.

Have you heard of www.nami.org ? I got a lot of information and help from them.
 
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larsstarscanary replied to larsstarscanary's response:
PS: I also have friends who were sent away for years at state hospitals. It turns out that was for the best because they were able to receive the help they needed in a professional mental health facility/environment.
 
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cyncyn1120 replied to larsstarscanary's response:
Thank you so much for your words of advice..I am finding lately that advice about this is few and far between all i get is what I should do for a rebellious child which is unfortunately not what i have (i wish) I need any help I can get because everyone is making me feel like I am just throwing my child away which is most definitely not the case...if I were doing that he would have been in a state hospital the first two times the doctors suggested it...i need help amd support thats for sure...this is very stressful and very confusing for everyone involved...i do love my children and i just dont feel like anyone understands and unfortunately i dont have alot of time for counseling i have 2 dead beat dads and a full time job so that i can survive i just need help so thanks for the advice..without judgement
 
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larsstarscanary replied to cyncyn1120's response:
Best wishes!

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