This past week has been a nightmare. My brother is my best friend and we are basically all the family we have.
The past month hes been staying in bed , sitting up staring at the walls in the pitch black with his music. He doesnt go anywhere with me anymore.
He had gotten out of prison in april after three years, hes been in and out since 14. he said hes ust used to being stuck in confinement and needs his alone time. last week he started acting way different. looking in his eyes, i didnt see my brother. he said he knew what i had done and hed been watching me watch him.
he quit his job, in which he was rising high in the ranks quickly. he said he knew his boss was setting him up. he had always been weary of the neighbors but now wanted to hurt them because he “knew everything.”
my daughters father called the police when we found a gun. i called my gpa to pick him up before they came due to him already being a felon. within the following two days he went missing and then took off to our home town.
i tried to reach out to my family and nobody believed that anything was wrong, just thought he wanted attention. the only person he would talk to was his girlfriend. my baby brother…my best friend hated me and couldnt even tell me why.
i got a call from his gf that he was about to kill himself that hes exhausted of living and was tired of “them” coming after him. she was able to calm him and picked him up. he ran away from her before the night was over. yesterday morning she woke up to him in her room, in her parents house.
he was trying to get her so they could get away from the people hes been believing to be after him. he grabbed her keys and jumped in her car, begging her to come. she called me histerical, i had her put me on speaker to calm him down. it made him angry. he slammed the door and her friend tried to jump in and he elbowed her. by this time the cops were on the way since the neighbors heard. hes in jail, in the mental health unit.
ive done tons of research in the midst of my mourning. is this schizophrenia??? how do i get him into a facility and out of a cell? he talked to me for the first time since he left me in our house and told me he feels something in his mind and that he sees everything.
he said hes been terrified to say whats been going on and that he needs help fast because he feels it worsening the longer he sits on his thoughts. he still thinks all of this was a set up. i dont have family to turn to and im exhausted.
WHAT DO I DO??? hes like this because of all of the time he had to think and now hes back in. how do i stop this?? please somebody help me, im so scared. whats happening to my brother?