My 37 son stopped talking to me at the beginning of February 2017. He told me he was suffering from anxiety and depression, he doesn’t have a diagnosis but he is definitely also suffering from delusions. He lives in his own apartment but stopped working in August 2016 (unclear exactly what happened). I think he has probably had a couple of rough times in the past but always “righted” himself after a few weeks and has never cut me off before.
So he emailed yesterday to say he hasn’t been working but is now ready to look for work but … he hasn’t been paying his rent so he needs $ 6K to keep his apartment. In the same email he says that he still isn’t going to talk to me and he may or may not pay the money back.
My thought is to tell him that of course I will help him but we have to talk first. If he will talk to me I’ll then try to get him to a psychiatrist. I could borrow the money but I can’t afford to keep him in his own apartment. (In a large city about a hour away from me.)
I’m afraid if I insist that he speak to me he will not, will lose his apartment, will become homeless.