Hi everyone. I found this site searching for support. My husband of 15 years was just involuntary committed yesterday. It has been a very difficult couple of days. He had been staying at his mother’s house the past several weeks because things had gotten so bad at home. We have two kids and I couldn’t have him around here anymore with his behavior. He reluctantly agreed to go stay with his mom. It was his mom that had him committed. I probably should have done it sooner but I was worried it would be a horrible scene for the kids. He was placed in a facility today after a 24 stay at a hospital. I feel broken that it came to this. He refused help time and time again. He did once agree to do a video call with a Dr. only to stop taking the medicine a couple weeks later. I would make an appt and the morning of he would always refuse.
He believes he is part of a large govt experiment and that everyone from neighbors to co-workers, to friends and even his own sister are all in this “network”. He believes they were beaming radioactive waves in our walls. He, suddenly one day, thought out daughter was being poisoned by the school lunches she was being served and refused to let her buy lunch anymore. He also believed someone was putting poison in our water and one night would not let me give our two year old a bath. He became someone I did not recognize anymore. The day before he was committed, he came to visit me and the kids at my parents house (I needed extra support) and he was very angry. Ranting that my parents had joined the network and he knew I had also been recruited. It was the scariest thing in this entire ordeal when he now believed I was the enemy. The one that had helped him the most. After several hours, he finally calmed down and left to go back to his mom’s house.
His mom called me the next day and told me was filing an order to have him picked up. He had been doing similar things at her house and making crazy claims. He has called me a few times and is very very angry with me. Even though I didn’t actually have him picked up, I did give a statement to the case worker when she called. He said he always knew I was involved and this was all part of my “plan”. I am scared sick. Over everything. I feel like the husband I knew is gone. It has been a nightmare for a very long time and sadly I have some relief knowing he is committed and can’t hurt himself or any of us.
My mind is all over the place but I am concerned legally, financially and for my safety when he’s released- however long that may be. I have no idea what to do. Would love any advice or just support in general.