This felt scary to me. I'm really really glad I don't have schizophrenia.
Australian YouTuber Hellojarrad presents this haunting and eye-opening audio clip that might provide a better understanding of what it's like to experience auditory hallucinations as someone diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Joseph, your story tells of heartache and sorrow beyond imagining. The question always comes up, why are so many "crazy" people living on the streets. Because, there are few who will live with that kind of stress and the mental hospitals closed years ago, leaving jail the only option to the street.
Not all street people are schizophrenic and not all schizophrenics are street people. However, there is a huge unmet need with this situation and it is too easy to look with a blind eye.
Joseph, I care about your situation and all your loved ones who have direct contact with your brother-in-law. You and your family need respite even as he needs care. Do you have a support system? If you don't, you might want to spend some effort and time on building one. Also build a support group of peers, others who are in the same boat and work together to bring about needed changes.
Joseph, if you have a good support system, you can go through just about anything. Especially if your brother-in-law is difficult or unpleasant to be around, you can have friends and support who know you and believe in you. It is nice to be able to be with people who care about you and can stand with you. I don't mean dependency, I mean people who like you and believe in you and know you have a great challenge.
Respite care is valuable, too. I hope your mother-in-law has someone to relieve her from time to time.