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High Anxiety - J. - May 10th 2010

For months my brother has been talking about death and asking dumb questions like, "Why can't you just let me go and forget about me?" He has been abusing his pain meds and drinking profusely with them. Finally, he made the threat to kill himself just last week. I called 911 because he was out of control and today he still is. I told the emergencey room what been going on and told them that he has been shooting up and drinking to the point to where he isn,t even consciouse.

I think it is pretty pathetic that my family can,t put our foot down on this and force him to get help. He is putting a strain on all of us to where we are getting depressed ourselves and can,t even live our lives. We can't even leave to go to work because we are worried he may pull something then.

THIS LAW HAS TO CHANGE. When you are insane, the normal people should NOT HAVE TO FEEL OR DEAL WITH THEIR PAIN!!!!!! When a loved one is sick and the whole family knows it, and the mentally ill member that is causing the pain for the whole family and is refusing to get help on their own, that is when the family should be able to step in and protect the ones who are sane. I am suffering with anxiety badly because of this  law. What is wrong with the legal system today man? We can't smoke a cigarette in public anymore, but we don't get any protection from the mentally ill or the drug abusers or drug pushers!! This system is wacked and messed up badly.

 

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