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URGENT - WILL I GET HURT OR WILL HE HARMSELF?

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taralilly

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Hello. So im new to this, and I myself have Depression as well as Body Dysmorphia. However, this isnt about me. My brother (19) this past week has been breaking glass, and throwing stuff around his room. My parents made me sleep downstairs that night as they were afraid as what he was going to do. Ive never been close to my brother, and a lot of the time he avoids me. Our family isnt close knit, there isnt a lot of love here. I sleep across from him, and heard glass breaking, and other things falling. My parents dont want me to share whats happening, but im genuinely worried.He shaved his head last night as well. He has grabbed the steering wheel of the car as a kid, and has done other worrying things. Should I be concerned?
 
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Does his doctor know? Have your parents contacted his doctor?
 
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Hi tara I would definitely be concerned about your brother. His dangerous and erratic behavior is a threat to his safety as well as the health and safety of everyone in your family. It was right for your parents to move you out of the shared bedroom to ensure your safety. For the time being I would keep a distance between you and your brother. He is clearly going through a troublesome period that he might not understand. You should rely on your parents to sort out the situation at the moment. As Tawny alluded to, preferably with a doctor involved. If your parents haven’t already consulted a doctor for their advice on the matter you might suggest it to them. Oftentimes a person is able to gain admission into a psychiatric hospital if they are deemed a danger to others and/or themselves. This must be a scary time for you. Please feel encouraged and welcome to come to this community for support. xo, j
 
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