- Jul 29, 2018
Hello, I have no idea how to help someone very close to me. If anyone on here has experienced psychosis but didn't realise and didn't realise and how much it was affecting your life, please let me know how you started your journey to recovery. How did you come to the decision you needed help? Someone very close to me has been experiencing psychosis for about a year - on and off - very strong beliefs plus feelings of superiority that no one else understands what he is talking about. He gets very aggressive, will talk briefly about his beliefs but then doesn't want any questions on them. He gets aggressive and walks off whenever he feels stress - then I worry what he might do to himself. Being aggressive is his answer to stress and any other uncomfortable talks or emotions. He was in another car accident yesterday (it's his 3rd one in 2 years) and I think this has set it off again. He wasn't harmed, but now he is talking about his beliefs. I don't live with him - when I called to ask him how he was he acted like it wasn't a big deal at all and he didn't want to talk about it, didn't care if I was upset etc, but was going to phone me to talk to me about one of his beliefs. I have my own mental health problems around an eating disorder and am a qualified low intensity CBT therapist no longer working in therapy. I have tried to tell him that I didn't want help for a long time when I needed it, have explained that psychosis is a horrid word but it's very common and just means you're experiencing things that other people aren't experiencing, but it's affecting his mood. I have phoned our local psychosis service and they have suggested A&E or the GP. He won't go, or forced referral through the police. They can't help him if he doesn't want help and doesn't recognise there's a problem. Please help.