My brother has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia 1.5 years ago, and stopped his medication almost 6 months ago.
He stopped talking to my parents and I for about a month now, he would suspect that I mixed something in his food, and would only consume food if he saw me eat the same food, he would isolate himself from everyone, doesn’t pick or answer any ones calls, and won’t sleep at all, he doesn’t want to be around anyone, only takes shower once in 2 days, doesn’t want to come out of apartment, even he is watching he doesn’t have any expression, he turns on 2 music devices at the same time. As soon as I walk in to a room he is in, he steps away, or covers himself with a blanket. I’ve been asking him to take medication, but he refuses to take them (he actually doesn’t even reply).
Recently he had an episode where in he suspected that my parents and I have planned something against to harm him, and started hitting me with phone on my head, and slapped me, I had bruises all over. So, I requested few of my friends to convince him to go to hospital with him, as he doesn’t trust me, they tried so hard but couldn’t convince him - he kept on going in loops and loops illogically. So, I requested a 96 hour detention from court where in he was forced to go to hospital, and was put under assessment for 96 hours, he was also provided with anti-psychotic medication but he refused to intake any of the medications. The doctor that assessed him mentioned that he has really low trust level and stuff but seems to be highly functional at this point, and is not considered a threat to himself or others… they can not enforce force medicate(21 day detention) and let him go. I tried to explain him to get on medication, he ran away 2 days ago saying that I’ve health issues and I need to go see a doctor. He is usually very disciplined person, and is never like this, I’ve known him for his entire life of 25 years and I can strongly say it is not him, and surely needs some help with medication. So, is there any way I can help him to take medication legally ? Please advise!