Hi - I am new to this forum - and I have never had any experience what so ever with any form of mental health issues so I am pretty scared about some of the things I am seeing/reading on teh topic.
I am HUGELY alarmed about a couple of recent incidents with my son, he is 23. I have seen him become more detached, moody nd difficult to talk to over the last year if I am honest - but in the last month he has had a couple of really distressing nights with him. where he has been irrational, aggressive, talking about soem scary stuff that he really believes in and get angry/tearful and emotional about - things like: being a King of all gods, that he can make things happen to people - and that people can't hurt him or bad things will happen to them - he says he sees signs (things like he can;t grow a beard - that's a sign that he is special). His gran told him he woudl be a king one day. There's lots more he says that I don't understnad and he gets VERY agressive and angry with me when I don't understand, as to him everythign seems so 'obvious' - when he thinks I don't udnerstand starts to say things like he doesn't belong here - the world doens't understand the real "his name" the world can't handle "his name" - Some of the things I can make out I can see they relate to things that have happend in the past but he is making irrational and incorrect connections (ie., like his gran used to read bedtime stories to him when he was about 4 and so probably did tell him he was king!! - he split his head open when he was 6 and he is talking about that being 'the day it happened' the day he got his gift' - there is so much blood rushing round his head and his brain is so advanced etc etc) - both of these deep and disturbing conversations have happend recently (the latest was last night) and both when he was under the influence of drink (and or marijuana) - although he has told me he is not taking it anymore -and gets angry when he thinks I am accusing him of taking it. I do know he has used quite heavily in the past, he told me it's the only way he can cope with what's going on in his head - I am so scared and want to help him but want to do it in the right way so that he doesn't think I am 'turning on him' - I realise from the comments on the forum I have to get him to realise he needs help and should go and see his GP but HOW do I do that?? Can anyone help advise me on how to raise this subject with him?? Has anyone done it successfully before?? what happens if he won't