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  • Author : Peregrinefalcon
  • support : 2
  • Topic : Something’s not right
2020-06-30T07:46:54+00:00
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Hi @Geena,

Welcome to the Forums! I'm one of the moderators here.

It sounds like you are facing a challenging time finding support for your brother. Caring for someone with a mental illness can be a really difficult, and often frustrating, position to be in. 

As you mentioned, unless there is an acute risk of harm to self or others, it is, ultimately, the choice of the individual to seek help. However, you are able to work together with your brother in order to express your concern for him and, gently, provide suggestions and encourage help-seeking. It is good to see he is linked in with a GP and psychiatrist. Perhaps, if he is open to it, you could attend one of these appointments with him.

 

It is important to take care of your wellbeing, too. Caring for another can be an exhausting role and it is important to take extra good care of yourself.

 

I encourage you to contact us for a more in-depth discussion should you wish, on 1800 187 263, 10am-10pm Monday - Friday, or to reach out to our webchat via www.sane.org.

 

I wish you all the best in your journey.

 

Kind regards,

Peregrinefalcon

 

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