Has anyone here dealt with anyone close to them that has had paranoid schizophrenia or paranoid psychosis? So w/o going into much detail, my best friend, for the last few weeks has displayed text book symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia and/or paranoid psychosis. Thinking I poisoned him, thinking his computer was hacked, thinking people are on his roof, getting rid of his smart phone for an old school flip phone etc. etc. He stopped talking to me altogether, after I told him he has a serious problem and needed professional help. He has shut out anyone who doesn't support the stories of people on his roof etc. So he doesn't talk to any of my/his friends. Again without any details, his family hasn't done anything to help since it was brought to their attention. I have no idea on how to get help for someone who thinks you are out to get them or won't even talk to you. He also lives out of state, making it more difficult to help him and also see what he has been doing since this all started. Tonight I called some crisis hotline to see what options I had to help him, they said because of his age (over 18) that I couldn't do much. I guess I just want to see if anyone here might share some info if they have any experience with this. I'm going to post this to a more appropriate forum as well. I just want to get as many peoples advice as possible.