OK when my brother was growing up he was a sweet little boy but as a teenager he suffered from depression and began using drugs to cope. He would get into really bad fights with them and one Friday he seemingly got sick and threw up and then slept all weekend. But Sunday night my mom was taking out the trash to the street but in it she saw an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a suicide note. She confronted him about it and told him to get in the car and she was taking him to the hospital. He said "I'm not going". She then said if you won't go I'll call the police. He still refused and when she did he ran away but the police tracked him down, tackled him and took him to the hospital in handcuffs. He was released after 5 days (he apparently changed his mind about suicide and made himself vomit the overdoes) and for the rest of his time at home he was angry and resentful towards my parents. My parents made him see a therapist who said that he had PTSD from getting handcuffed and his time in the hospital. So as soon as he moved out he disowned my parents, says he hates them and refuses to talk to them but he will still talk to me. I told him he was bring unreasonable and he said "how so, I told Mom and Dad that if they called the police I would never forgive them and they did it anyway, so how am I not justified? Any idea how I can persuade him to reconsider his feelings?
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Your brother is depressed. He has been traumatized. He needs help. If he needs to avoid the parents to sort things out, then that's what he needs to do to make peace with it all. You can't push this or else you are going to ruin it. Butt out.0