So here we are a week from our "intervention" stating we will no longer allow him in our lives if he refuses to get the help he needs and actually work a program. Obviously, he chose not to get help and we have not seen or heard from him in a week.
Last night around 10pm the town cops showed up here looking for him because they got a phone call he was threatening suicide. They asked if he was here and I said no we haven't seen him in a week. I told them where I knew that he would hang out. About 20 mins later a friend of mine who lives in our old home calls and says I don't want to be the one who tells you this but the cops are here looking in the woods for your brother. I said yeah they were here too I am really sorry they showed up at your place.
Let me explain why we are so nonchalant about this threat. My crack addicted brother has said he will kill himself every other day for 10 years. That is not an embellished. We have tried everything to get him help. He will stay for a day or 2 in a facility then leave. He is 31 we can't force him to get help. I wish we could. The psych ward at our hospital is his 2nd home. He usually threatens suicide when he does something he knows he will get arrested for or when the family tries to take a stand against his addiction.
We were getting ready to go to bed last night and I went to shut and lock the door and who do I see walking up our driveway is the County Sheriff's Department. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
The deputy asks to come in and we sit down and at first I thought he was here to tell me they found him dead so my heart sank as we sat down and he told me tonight you brother checked himself out of the psych ward and met up with a person he knew from the psych ward and told them when everyone leaves the park he was going to hang himself from the tree. We have been unable to find him so we want to do a missing persons report. At that time I took a breath and said hang himself from a tree that is typical threat. He always tells me I will find him hanging from a tree. We went on and did this report which asked everything from name to what his teeth looked like. The worst was when they asked if needed could we get dental records.
OMG as I am typing this the Sheriff's Dept knocked on the door to talk again about this.
UGH gotta go,
Lots of Love and Healing,