I’ve visited this site many times over the years, but this is my first post. My brother was first diagnosed with Schizophrenia in 2008. He would do pretty well while on meds, but is typically non-compliant. He’s been forcibly admitted several times, in trouble with the police, loses jobs, etc. He insists he’s “not sick”. I help him as much as possible, but it’s hard to do from across the country. I’m in NC. Brother is in CA. I go out to CA fairly often for work, and help him when/if I can track him down. I’ve tried to coordinate with hospitals, doctors, etc, but brother will not cooperate.
Brother has been homeless for the past couple years, living in his car in San Diego. I send him money and get him food when I can. Our mother lives in Oregon, but brother hates/fears her. He says he wants to move to NC and live with me, but his delusions can be quite frightening, usually including conspiracies about time-travel, FBI. CIA, clones, and being sexually assaulted. A couple times he was forcibly admitted was because he threatened to kill someone. Another was when he attempted suicide.
I have a wife and two kids. I don’t want my brother living here. He wants to. I dunno what to do.
I told brother that maybe he could come to NC if I found him a cheap place to live and a job. Not sure how I’d accomplish this. But mainly, I want him to have regular treatment for his illness. He insists that he is not sick. He’s not acting as offended by my mental health concerns lately, mostly because he doesn’t want to alienate me as a potential place to live.
This is very frustrating, as I’m sure most people reading this can relate.