My brother Jason, 32, has Schizoaffective disorder. He cannot think/memory problems, starves himself, has blood sugar issues, and is very unpredictable mood wise. Many more issues too.
I came out to Boston, MA to visit him as he travels all over the country to find “the doctor” which will fix him. He does not think he is ill mentally only physically.
He sent me a text yesterday and said he was going to hang himself. He’s threatened this before but I thought it was a perfect opportunity to get him help. He wanted to go to the ER (for sugar issues) but when he went back I pulled the nurse and showed him.
They kept him overnight in the ER and I was able to talk to more Dr’s and give them the run down. My mom also called too. He’s at a very very good hospital for psychiatric illnesses (Mass Gen) and because they don’t have enough beds they are transferring him to a Veterans hospital.
A VA hospital… he has been to SO many and they do NOT give a shit! He will only be there for 5-7 days, unless they deem it necessary for him to get more help, but he can’t stay there if they reach that point. And then what? All the good hospitals are filled. The cycle continues?
I’m so scared. This has happened time after time. He even threatened me because he told me to lie and say he was mentally stable (which I didn’t), so he said if he saw me back at his apartment I would regret it. And he was going to dragged me by my hair and throw me into the pavement. I sent this to his Dr’s at Mass Gen which I know they will send over to the VA, but again we have such bad luck with VA’s.
I don’t know what to do or how to get him into a good hospital.