- Nov 7, 2017
I am caring for a family member who is on psychiatric medication in the sense that I am his sole support of financing right now. He has an upcoming court date for a minor offense that might get have no penalty due to his mental health issue. I would like advice on how to see that he gets back to working and supporting himself: how to encourage him to do that, how mental health issues obstruct having a normal worklife, etc. This is a worrisome situation, as I could not support this person financially indefinitely and he does not seem in any hurry to earn a living, saying that his medication makes him feel like a zombie (ostensibly this means it would be too hard for him to work). Has anyone had a similar experience in caring for someone? Or has a comment? I would like to see this person being more independent.