Question: How to start a relationship with someone with schizophrenia?

How do you gain trust with someone who has schizophrenia?

If you are the family, friend or carer of someone with schizophrenia, these are some things you can do to help: Focus on the persons strengths – the things they enjoy or are good at. Keep reminding them that they have a role as a member of their family and community. Consider doing a family psychoeducation program.

How can I help my boyfriend with schizophrenia?

Be respectful, kind, and supportive, and call their doctor if needed. If they are acting out hallucinations, stay calm, call 911, and tell the dispatcher they have schizophrenia. While you wait for paramedics, dont argue, shout, criticize, threaten, block the doorway, touch them, or stand over them.

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