Need input on how to get help for Manic family member - page 2

I was hoping to get some feedback on how to deal with a family member that is in the manic phase. I have been taking care of him for 3 years, I know when he is going downhill. He refuses to go in on... Read More

  1. by   waitingforthedream
    Quote from chgoreid
    You need to get several people if you can to take him to the ER. If you have more than one person they will be more likely to listen and believe. If he is truely in a manic state, he will not be able to hide how he is acting. They have no control over their behavior and can't just "decide" to stop behaving that way. And most likely, when he "comes down" he won't remember a lot of what has went on. Good luck with this, as I know how hard it is to handle a family member with true manic episodes.
    I know he can't help what he is doing, but his family has no clue. I will be calling crisis center tomorrow to get him put in. It is not him I get upset with, it is the stinken mental health system that we have for these poor victims! It sickens me, what we have to go through to get them the help that they need. My heart bleeds for the families and people with this illness. I will keep everyone posted on how it goes tomorrow.Thanks everyone!