Today, I got a call from someone who my Brother stays with, who has been looking for a job for 3 years. I have found that he is clinically depressed and has talked of suicide over 3 times in the last three years. The first time he spoke of suicide, I called Mental Health Professionals in Austin Texas [MHMR] where he lives. He did cooperate with MHMR for about three months, but he decided that he would not cooperate anymore and quickly stopped taking the antidepressants they prescribed to him.
He told me that he believes that they give him the drugs just so he will think the way they want him to. He believes that all mental health professionals, doctors, government workers, politicians and pretty much all professionals are quacks. He believes he is an Ontologist and has a vast knowledge far above Earthlings about life and the afterlife. People like you and I are "Earthlings" and he speaks of us in the third party. He has placed himself in a different category from normal human beings.
The person he lives with called me today and said she would pay for the bus ticket for him to move here with me in St. Charles MO, (near St. Louis).
A year ago, the same thing happened, but he decided to sleep in a tent in the woods, and was drunk and a lantern in his tent exploded and he had severe burns. He called me 17 hours later and I called 911. Brackenridge Hospital flew him via Medivac Helicopter to BAMC in San Antonio [burn unit, US Army] and he was there for over 12 weeks.
I have several hundred e-mails (he uses the computer at a library, and I set up the e-mail account for him and taught him how to use it) that are perfect documentation of his bizzare way of thinking.
Anyway, I believe that he is clinically depressed and is definately a danger to himself and others. What do you do in this type of situation. I've talked to Mental Health professionals in Texas many times, and pretty much what I hear is that the state of Texas is overwhealmend with these types of people and doesn't have the financial resources to take care of them.
I, myself have gone to counseling regarding this situation, and my therapist has told me that it would most likely be a disaster if he moved in with me.
The person he lives with right now is being sued, according to her, for $ 3900.00 for the damage this person did to her last apartment by using a kerocene lantern as a heater, and it also exploded.
He has been given medication also for anxiety and OCD. I think he is in a situation where he can never get a job because of his odd behavior. I think he is mentally disabled.
Again, he is a danger to himself and others.
What can I do in this type of situation?