I really late but that's horrible... abusive parents make things extremely unstable too, I know that all too well. Some things they do can even be a trigger and one comment or certain act sends you into a spiral of just.... the sudden urge to not exist.
There it's much you can do physically if you don't live near him- but if you do, if there is a next time, maybe you can go try to visit him in the hospital. Or visit him often to maybe help him bear things a little easier, as close as you are, you might be better for him than any medicine, especially when you snapped him out of it after he'd already done it. If not, maybe send him supportive messages and think of how to handle it when he's back, potential ways to make things a little easier, that sort of thing. Just do your best to encourage him a lot and be a solid support system, that should be very reassuring to his mind.
I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I know how hard it can be, I have someone close to me who has schizoaffective disorder who has gone through suicidal and sometimes even homocidal tendencies (him believing he is going to kill someone because the voices are telling him so, and all THAT drama). It's hard. I can't tell you how much I have cried hoping he will get better and hoping for stability somewhere. I am putting my hope and prayers that things will get better for you. Keep in touch and let me know how things go.
PS: Homocidal tendencies were actually an effect from one of the medications he was on, he had to be weaned off it in the hospital and hasn't had any since, thank God.
nahh its okay man, i like right now, im just happy he's alive. Next comes the whole battle of recovery which seems to be a pretty brutal one. But its to be expected, he overdosed on antipsychotics, that shit isn't easy on the body even with a "legal" dose
Yeah, he actually, like He's not on any kind of illegal or hard drugs, nothing recreational
He actually overdosed on his antipsychotics, again its not an addiction thing, he was in a delusion, swallowed the pills and then I like, snapped him out of it through a lot of screaming and crying and finally convinced him to call the ambulance
He's usually very steady with the schizophrenia, but his mother was being exceptionally abusive and it just, tipped him over.
do you live close to him? Maybe to prevent this in the future you can meet him and give him his daily meds; just so he doesn't have access to it. Usually when schizophrenics do one thing it becomes repedetive. But idk how your life is, so I don't know how feasible that would be.
oh gosh, no, its alright Thank you so much for your support, I'm still really shaken up by it, and I'm very scared of like, the likelihood of his recovery i need all the support I can get, and so does he
I'm glad he's alive. Just be supportive and comforting. He's very scared too so just try to help him with anything and don't give up hope. It does take some time to recover from a state like this but he'll be perfectly fine. I'm glad you have such an amazing friend that you care for so much. I hope everything will be fine with his health and his and your issues. Stay strong! <333
Thank you so much for your advice. He is very scared, scared of losing me and scared of what happened, since he didn't intentionally do this. And yeah, he's the best fiance I could ever hope for. Thats why it would be devastating if I lost him
The best thing I can think of for this situation. ....Is to stay active.
This reminds me of when I had taken edible Marijuana last month. (My situation was nowhere near as life threatening as your situation.) But technically I can understand what its like to be paranoid. The way I got through my paranoia, Is to keep myself physically busy with a to do list. While I was cleaning up my bedroom and cleaning my teeth in the bathroom. I just could not shut off all the bad thoughts racing in my head! (Like how my life is 1/4 done, All of our lives have a time limit. And are we going to fear death because there's so much we haven't done?!) But I still just kept on brushing my teeth for 10 minutes straight. And then lie in bed and try to ride out the high of Marijuana. I did not enjoy being high.
Again. The best advice I can tell you. Is that you should have a solid "TO-DO LIST" prepared to help keep your body active and your mind on a set path. Our bodies can only survive when we have a will to live. And we get our will to live from having a purpose. ...What's your purpose to stay alive today?
oh my god i didn't know i deal with this very commonly in my line of work. i'm sorry if you aren't able to get in contact until he is out of the hospital or awake enough to contact you. He should try EMDR therapy for depression and ptsd. seeing a doctor and staying on meds would be good for schizophrenia and such but that's obviously a hard process to find what works. I'm sorry you and him have to suffer through these things. i wish the best for you and if there is any questions about what can be done, i don't lknow how much help i'll be but i can answer from a law enforcement side usually. i wish hyou the best
I really hope so! Right now we're just working one step at a time towards recovery for him, while this was a horrifying experience, he's through it now, which is great. Just have to breathe, one breath at a time, in and out
I mean, in terms of emotionally and such, I'm completely shot. I'm anxious, sweating like a motherfucker lmao, im just pretty much ruined there. But he's alive, which means things will be okay. I think I'm just coming down from that adrenaline rush that blinded me from pain in the beginning.
As for him, from the little bit that we spoke, he was in critical condition up until an hour before he messaged me back. His body is pretty wrecked from the medications he overdosed on— we know now it was the antipsychotics he takes for his schizophrenia. He's unable to eat, he's still on life support just incase, he also feels pretty shit for putting me through that kind of shit. Was like, determined I was going to break up with him. My poor baby...
But he's...alright. Alive is good but its just the beginning of the battle really. He really did a number on himself, I swear..
Ooh my gosh, I'm so glad that he's alive and I'm really hoping that both of you will be alright... I don't really know what to say sorry but I hope you are seeking the appropriate help and I truly hope that he can recover efficiently.. Sorry, again, speechless - please just don't do anything irrational or stupid yourself, times like this can really take a toll on your own mental health. I wish you two all the best xxx
Thank you so much for your concern. I can't explain the amount of panic and fear that has been released off my shoulders when he got back to me. The only problem is that now we have to move on from that, which is always tough.
I've been hit by this as well, my health is pretty poor, I got sick with a lung infection etc etc since I'm not like, in tip top shape either, but honestly, the pain I'm feeling now is just a reminder that all of that panic was in the past. He's alive, and sure I'm stressed now because its an uphill battle from here on out, but its one i knew i was going to be putting myself in when I like, you know, took him back
Oh god, that sounds awful...I'll keep you both in my prayers, please stay strong for their sake. I can't imagine what you must be going through right now, my partner is my entire life and it's so scary to go through. Stay strong ;;