Heather Geier: Being a Friend of Someone with Schizophrenia


Heather Geier's close friend was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 10 years ago.  The diagnosis made sense to her, as his behavior had been quite concerning for some time.  She worried that he would have a difficult time forming relationships and spend much of his time in isolation.  Unfortunately, her attempts to reach out and help are often met with resistance.

 

Part 7- Handling a Schizophrenic Episode 

 

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About Heather Geier

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My good friend was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 10 years ago.  The diagnosis made sense to me, as his behavior was becoming a cause for concern.
 
I became worried that he would find it difficult to form relationships and would end up isolating himself.  For this reason I try to reach out as much as possible, but these attempts are often met with resistance.
 
I try to help him understand that this will be something he likely will have to deal with for the rest of his life, and I urge him to take the necessary steps to become more self-sufficient.
 

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