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The 32 year old is mentally ill. I believe he is paranoid schizophrenic, but the State Hospital says he is Bipolar with manic disorders. He has been living independent of us (his biological parents) for about a year. A suicide note is what got him back in the State Hospital after just two weeks of having been released from there. The first stay was due to having attacked 3 family members at a restaurant.
We are looking at the possibility of guardianship as a means of getting him some REAL help because he is refusing to be helped any other way. HELP!!
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