I need help! I have been agonizing over this decision and don’t know what to do! My adult brother suddenly developed paranoid delusions a few years ago, but he is very high functioning so he has had no real hospitalizations ( once he had called the police himself because of his paranoia and they took him to the hospital and he was discharged the next day). We have no family here and I don’t even live in the same province as him (we live in Canada).
I put my life on hold, because he is now about to lose his house since he hasn’t been able to work in a few years to see if I can get him hospitalized and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. He will not cooperate at all, he thinks I’ve been involved with all the “games and plans”, and I’m desperate and left with only 2 choices: 1) go to court, et an order for an involuntary assessment which means the police will go get him to the hospital or 2) leave, and see how this tragedy continues to unfold
He seems to be in a better phase of his illness, sometimes he is very aggressive, constantly swearing and yelling, but right now he just doesn’t talk, he laughs to himself, sometimes gets mad at random strangers, and is not doing anything else! I just need some advice from people who have gone through this, please help me!