My wife and I have tried everything for the last 5 years to help our now 28 year old son with his bipolar
disorder but he refuses to take his medications or get help from psychiatric doctors or go to support groups. He has become impossible to handle lately and there is very little help out there because of his lack of insurance. He has been in psychiatric hospitals 4 times in the last 5 years and we have tried to convince him that he has a mental disorder that needs medication and constant treatment but he thinks he has all the answers and knows more than the doctors. His behavior is erratic which includes enraged temper tantrums with cursing and screaming, he has paranoia, schizophrenia
and is sometimes psychotic.
He can no longer stay in our house because of his terrible behavior and temper. He says that if we throw him out, he will commit suicide but if he stays I may hurt him or he will hurt me or my wife. So what do we do, we have tried everything but it seems like he enjoys being manic and having a feeling of superiority even though he has no money, a part time job and lives with his parents. He has a college degree in marketing and human recourses, he was even on the deans list 2 years in a row, but he has never used done anything with his education.
So, since he is not a tenant and is not paying board, do I have the right to have him removed from the premises? If so, what will happen when the police do come to remove him? Is there a possibility that he could be evaluated for his disorder and could the state step in to have him institutionalized and forced to get the help he needs?
We don’t want to do this, he could stay with us for ever if he would just listen to the people who are trying to help him, but he keeps insisting on self destruction.