Someone emailed this to me - perhaps people can contribute their ideas for assistance to this person’s brother:
Here is the situation:
I have a 35+ year old brother.
He very clearly has Schizophrenia as he meet all the guidelines and symptoms.
He lives his life as a hermit. He used to have a very good job, but he lost it 8 months ago and hasn’t had one since. He hears voices 24/7 of his old coworkers telling him he is worthless and crap, telling him lies about his family, etc. He says it is constant and doesn’t know how they are doing this. He truly believes that these voices are real. It makes me fear that he will do something to them or himself . The police were called and he was evaluated many months back but they let him go stating nothing was wrong. My sister has called the Mental Service place near him in North Dakota but they said my brother has rights and nothing can be done.
I live on another continent and my sister lives across the state. He is all alone and we don’t know what to do at this point.
He no longer has insurance. He is a drug user as well.
Any advice or help greatly appreciated on what I can do to help him.