I have a co-worker/friend that I believe is schizophrenic. He is currently seeing a psychiatrist and a psychologist. He is on seroquel, some mood stabilizer, and adivant. He talks to me about his delusions, which of course he believes are real. I don't know a ton about him, but I do know he was hospitalized 15 years ago for this and according to him it did not help him. There are moments when he talks to me about needing help, about being afraid, then other times he talks so out of what I can understand. I try and listen and tell him all the time he is not crazy, that I believe him when he says he hears or talks to "these people". But I don't think its real. I just don't know what to do about what I know. He comes to work and gets the job done. But he looks so tired and sick all the time. He recently had his wife move out on him, apparently she cheated on him. She just walked out and now he is spiraling out of control. He was sobbing to me on the phone one night and I am just so scared for him. What do I do? I am not his family, I am not his girlfriend. I am just a friend that he trusts with this information. My husband doesnt like that I am involved in all of this, but I cannot turn away. He needs support. Please someone out there must have some advice? I know the name of his psychiatrist and I have thought about sending his doc a letter but is that out of line? please advise me. thanks for listening.
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