Hi everyone. Thank you for all of your posts. I have been living with BP for a number of years. I was only recently diagnosed 2 years ago but I seem to have a good handle on it...With medication and therapy.
The reason I am writing is because my brother in law is suffering from what I would consider severe BP symptoms. In the past year he's taken time off work to sit in his garage and cry, His marriage is falling apart, he's become a total recluse. His family and I are very worried about his wellbeing. He is an extremely smart man who has had a phobia of doctors since he was little and had brain surgery. His parents have taken him to seek professional help but her refuses to talk. Recently his parents confronted him asking him to please seek help. He backed his self into a corner, but his hand over his face and kept repeating "not helping, not helping I can't deal with this). They managed to calm him down and later asked him again to please see a doctor. He refuses. He's 35 years old...How do get a grown man to seek help if he doesn’t want to. We're all afraid he's going to attempt suicide but he is smart enough not to mention anything like that in fear he will be involuntary committed....Which I think he needs!
Suicide is a very real possibility with him. I personally attempted suicide 2.5 years ago. I can see the early signs but he won’t give us enough room to legally step in and get him help.
If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.