Hello to anybody reading this, I would appreciate any advice on how I should deal with my sz brother, realistic expectations regarding his future, as well as some constructive criticism on how I have dealt with him so far.
I should probably start out by saying that for the most part I believe he is to blame for his illness, now before you grab your pitchforks let me explain. He was/is a drug abuser I had family members repeatedly tell me that he did drugs and would do drugs with some of our family members. Me being the youngest of the family by 10 years I never directly saw the drug abuse, but my oldest sibling knew of the drug abuse and would repeatedly tell my parents not to give him money. I also have a couple family members with this same illness and I found out they were also abusers of drugs, I did some research and found about drug induced psychosis.
This led me to be currently resentful of my brother and somewhat unsympathetic especially when he does not want or seek help even though our father desperately tries to help him. I understand that part of the illness is not realizing that he is in fact sick, but I know our father has exhausted his patience with him. My father and I are realizing that the final option is to hospitalize him and ultimately having to call the sheriffs to pick him up. You might ask what has led us to this final option, the reasons being is that he refuses to take his medicine such as he did tonight, lighting an obscene amount of firewood outside in the fire pit for the past couple of days, and making aggressive statements.
Is this the reality where we are going to have to call the sheriffs to take in my brother to the hospital, who is not going to go willingly or live on the streets if he knows that our dad has called the police. If it is how should we go about doing this to avoid the latter of him living on the streets, because I know my dad would extremely prefer the hospitalization instead of him being homeless on the streets.