You can also help the person with good health habits, like getting enough sleep and avoiding alcohol and drugs.
Sometimes people who have schizophrenia are too sick to
seek treatment on their own. If the symptoms are severe, you may have to force
the person to get treatment. Talk with your health care providers and/or local
law enforcement officials about the laws and procedures in your area for
getting treatment in this situation. If you have this information before you
need it, it will reduce your fears and concerns and may make it easier for you.
Some people who have schizophrenia
may become aggressive or violent at times. Call 911 or other emergency help if you