So my older brother has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. He had his first breakdown or episode a year and 8 months ago. He has been in and out the psychiatric hospital plenty of times. So last two break downs were the worst. Two weeks ago, he created a problem out of no where and started arguing with me until my mom and I decided to leave the house. We were trying to get our stuff, and he started arguing with my mom to stay. She refused and he started dragging her and forcing her to come talk to him. So i had to intervene and I tried to make him leave her hand and not hurt her. He started punching me and I went outside and he started threatening me that he will kill me and not only kill me because it’s mercyful, but he would torture me slowly…
After he went to jail, he started acting normal. The court gave me an order of protection against him, but I asked the attorney to make it partial because we worked things out after he promised to find a job and keep himself busy. Anyways, last day everything was alright. At night, I had a beer and went to the basement to smoke a cigarette. I heard a sound in the air condition which I thought I was a leak or something. So I called him asking him to check it. He said wait a minute, went to his room and came back. We went to the basement and everything was alright he said there’s nothing wrong with it. Then he asked me if I have cigarette, and I invited him for one. We went outside to smoke and we had a normal conversation. I went to my room, and the next thing is my mom knocking the door saying the cops are here!!
He called the cops telling them that I was carrying a knife in my bucket and trying to kill him in the basement. I do have a knife, but I wasn’t carrying it at that moment. After the cops convinced him to give him a ride to the hospital, I went to his room and I found a screwdriver which I believe he carried it when I called him to check the air conditioner!!
So beside how dangerous he is, my mom is also depressed because of him. She’s old and I am afraid of losing her!
What should I do? Should I take my mom and leave my brother? If I stay with him he will either kill me, or kill both of us! Or my mom will also lose it at some point!
I am pretty sure he will never admit that he’s sick. And he will never get his medication no matter what! Any advice please? What should I do? I don’t want to lose my mother, as well as my life!