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Reader J.M. has an adult stepson who has been receiving treatment for schizophrenia for more than 20 years, including several hospital stays. J.M. says that his stepson has tried various support groups over the years to regain some semblance of normal life, and his stepson is losing faith in his doctor and the medical system.

Things took a more serious turn recently when his stepson tried to attack J.M., who then had to call the police. Although this stopped the fight, J.M. is now very concerned about the safety of his family. He writes:

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