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Response to graywarrior (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 06:56 PM

10. i have a brother worse of than yours. it's very hard.

if the person is a minor, it's easier, though at the end of the day if they want to run off and live on the lam it's hard to prevent that.

if the person is an adult, you're s.o.l. unless they prove themselves to be a threat to themselves or others. that generally means they need to do something that gets them arrested, officially diagnosed, and then a judge & prosecutor who hopefully "get it" and put them in some form of treatment as a condition for staying out of prison.

that's exactly what finally happened with my brother, who announced on a bus that there was a bomb onboard (this was shortly after the movie "speed" had come out), then when the police & emts came he technically assaulted an emt as he resisted treatment at the scene.

it worked for a while, but eventually he decided he'd rather be unmedicated, so he just walked away from his halfway house.

no one in the family has heard from him in years.

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