How can we get our 35 year old son, who has been unwell for 16+ years to accept he has a mental illness that is negatively affecting his life. He has had two stays in hospital in the past 3 years and was put on an involuntary treatment order to which he didn't comply.
He has distanced himself from us and has been homeless for the past 2 months and has no insight to his illness.
It is heartbreaking as he is such a remarkable human whom we love and adore and WILL not give up on.
We have currently listed him on the Missing persons register and are hoping he presents sometime soon as last contact by phone he was clearly unwell.
This has been a long haul for our family and we have exhausted every avenue to get him the help he deserves however we are constantly told that he needs to want the help that is offered - DER!!!!! he doesn't believe he has an illness so why would he want help.
It is so frustrating! I just would like to know if anyone is in the same boat or have been and found a solution.
So tired and want my son to live his best life.