Although difficult to do, my family had the judge mandate medication compliance, because I was not eating, bathing, or speaking to anyone my illness had taken over. My mother had the support of my step-father, family, and her girlfriend, Botaya, who was a probation officer, and had experience in the mental health department. Botaya directed my mother through the steps to encourage my attorney to enable the judge to mandate that I take medication.
Here are some schizophrenia support groups that you could check out:
- Recovery International at http://www.recovery-inc.org/index.html Recovery International is a Chicago-based self-help non-profit, non-sectarian, mental health organization that was founded in 1937.
- SchizophreniaConnection.Com http:/www.healthcentral.com/schizophrenia/support-groups.html SchizophreniaConnection.com is a blog that offers support and advice for people living with schizophrenia and for people that have family and friends living with schizophrenia
- National Alliance on Mental Illness at http://www.nami.org Founded in 1979, NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people living with a mental illness and their families.