My greatest concern that jumped out to me when I read your story is that you felt there would be no support in your culture as regards mental illness. You must have struggled all on your own to cope with your ex-husband's escalating symptoms until you had no choice but to walk away.
The first thing is:
You must do what you need to do to feel safe and BE safe.
I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 22 years old. I'm the HealthGuide here and have worked as the HealthGuide here for six years so I do not talk to people without giving some consideration to what I'm going to tell them.
I tell you that you must do what you need to feel and be safe. For you, that might include cutting off contact with your ex-husband if you do believe or feel you wouldn't be safe resuming the relationship in any way.
My gut feeling tells me that if your ex-husband is still not taking his medication, it's not a good idea to resume contact. As a woman with this diagnosis, even I wouldn't get involved with a guy who wasn't taking his schizophrenia medication.
I understand how you feel.
Myself, I've recently wondered about the legal nature of harrassment via phone calls. Could you contact your phone company to see what you can legally do to stop him from calling you. In my own life, I also wondered at what point are numerous phone calls legally considered harrassment. Luckily, I was able to halt the phone calls on my own without resorting to legal action.
You have my support in what you're going through as I know it wasn't easy for you to walk away. I admire and respect your courage to protect yourself. I stand by your choice.
there are better treatments for schizophrenia than just medicine. i use 1500 milligrams of niacinamide and 1500 milligrams of vitamin c (can get at health food store) for my schizophrenia. also, i stay away from alchohol, caffeine, and sugar and refined sugars. my condition is much better since i have been on this program (a person must stay on this program permanently). the book i found this program in is called-niacin:the real story by hoffer,saul, and foster.
this book has helped me a lot.
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