It’s been some years since I’ve been on here, my son is ill with schizophrenia.
My problem, though, has to do with my brother…
He is 55 years old and also a Marine Veteran.
He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2014. (I didn’t get told till last year though). He also was diagnosed with bipolar. He has been in the hospital recently for about 3 weeks. He tried to hang himself twice in the hospital. He got out and the very next day took off! He has the “everyone is out to get me” problem. My whole family is so worried about him! It’s bad. He doesn’t trust anyone. Not even family. Keeps changing phones by buying burner phones, sleeps in his truck, etc.
He lives in AZ and I am in Ohio. I tried calling the police there but unless he is suicidal or threatens to hurt someone else, they can’t do anything. We don’t even know where he is. He could be in Utah, Colorado, AZ, California, NV, etc.
Has anyone ever had to deal with a family member that is so paranoid that they won’t listen, won’t come home, won’t go to a hospital, etc???