I have a friend of mine that suffers from schizophrenia and has to endure being part of family that is infuriatingly ignorant as to his mental illness. They basically think that the problem is all in his head and that his delusions are just an excuse for him to be lazy and do nothing with his life.
He suffers from delusions that cause him to think that he is being controlled by the government and that causes him to close himself up in his house. The family will not help him financially and cancelled the medical insurance they were paying for him to be able to get his medicine.
I helped him get approved for social security disability but the family will not even lift a finger to take him to the social security office to finish the final process involved with his being able to receive disability benefits.
I have tried getting in contact with his parents to get their permission to take him myself to the social security office so he can get his benefits but they purposely evade my calls. I cannot for the life of me understand this family. If my friend does not appear in the social security office before April the 1st he will lose his benefits.
Please pray hard for this young man and his family. I am trying to have patience but his family sometimes makes me feel like I want to wring their necks so they can wake up to reality. God give me patience.
Thank you for your prayers.