Welcome to HealingWell. You have found a site filled with caring, supportive, nonjudgmental people. Feel free to post as you feel comfortable. You're going to love it here!You are an exceptional woman. You do know that, right? You're doing all the right things. And that's so important for supporting someone with a chronic disease.You brother needs help and I am afraid until he gets professional help and on an Antidepressant he will continue to struggle. He does not know how to deal with his anger, and his depression and he is simply overwhelmed by everything that is happening to him. He is very sick.Any chance that some of you could do an intervention and sit down with him to help him understand that he needs to see a physician and get connected into a mental health clinic.You are trying so hard to help and you are doing the right things, he is just not ready to accept any help as he cannot see beyond the deep hole that he is in. Any minister or someone that he might relate to? I am sure he is feeling he is a huge disappointment to everyone as most people with depression have very low self esteem issues. Also his whole body image has taken a major hit with the Crohn's. You must live life different, watch what you eat.........he is not accepting this well and I am living with a man, my hubby who has had the disease for 31 years. He is still angry about it.My hubby also rides motorcycle, but you can't do the same types of riding you did now as you did before Crohn's.I hope this helps you in some small way and that you realize you are a wonderful sister doing the very best you can. Don't give up on him. Push for mental health help and yes an online support is better then no support. We are here but I am not sure he is to the point yet where he would talk to us.He will recover with love, kindness, understanding, and a good physician to care for him. He will ride free again.