not indicate whether or not your son will be present at the family meeting. I would not recommend it, for he is bound to feel that you are all ganging up on him.
You are perhaps expecting to have a rational meeting with close family members and that if you could just find the right words then you could simply demonstrate to him that he is feeling imaginary threats, and that this feeling is affecting his relationship with the family.
If only it were so simple. Unfortunately his thinking is not clear, but rather quite
clouded and he may not be able to decipher reality from delusion. That is the nature of his disorder.
I suggest that you gather the legal material you need before the meeting and discuss all possibilities. Perhaps, because of your mother-son relationship, that you can win his trust and have him see a psychiatrist on his own volition.
Be gentle, natural, and cautious and you may convince him to go for an evaluation.
If not you may have to revert to using the power of the law.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC