When I have a problem, I do what any rational person would do… I ask the internet.
So, I have a problem.
And while there can be much fodder for joking when you say someone is “crazy”…this is not a joke.
A friend of ours is losing it.
“It” being his mind.There are lots of extenuating circumstances which prevent us from doing anything to really help him and I’m just, I don’t know…
I’m scared. For him. And of him.
And not taking care of himself.
He won’t listen to reason.
He doesn’t trust us.
He talks to himself on a non-working cellphone for hours.
His Facebook posts are, to put it mildly, totally nutty and make no sense.
Where he used to be easy going and, for lack of a better word, normal, he’s now agitated and hostile.
Well, he was mostly normal.
He’s always been a little weird. And we’ve never been able to reason with him.
He always thinks he’s right.
But I chalked that up to being 25. Then 26. Then 27.
I see that he has some serious issues.
On one hand, I’ve always maintained that he has a personality disorder.
But recently, he’s definitely suffering from something psychiatric in nature.
He makes unreasonable demands.
When you ask him why he feels entitled to whatever his demand his, he talks in circles and riddles.
Complete nonsense comes out of his mouth.
He thinks we’re trying to poison him.
And that he can hear people’s thoughts—people that are total strangers.
And he’s convinced that he can hear their thoughts because he put those thoughts in their heads.
And we’re all plotting against him.
To do what, I ask?
And the nonsense starts again. No actual answers ever come.
He’s alienated the few people in his life that actually care what happens to him.
We’re all kind of fed up. But we know he’s not himself so we keep trying to talk sense to him.
And it’s not working.
And I have no idea what to do.
What do I do, internet?