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Anonymous 3247163

>tfw living with a teenage brother who can't control his emotions
>tfw literally no idea when he will be super happy or so angry that he starts breaking stuff and yelling

!BabsseeDZ6 3247166

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you should just taze him whenever that happens

Anonymous 3247169


unfortunately I don't own a tazer

Anonymous 3247170

it's driving our mom insane too

!BabsseeDZ6 3247176

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tazer's just a brand name
really any means of electrocution will suffice

Anonymous 3247179


well I can't seriously injure him, because then I will be made out to be the bad guy

plus he's bigger than me, he could kick my ass

!BabsseeDZ6 3247187

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couldn't you like, call the police or something?

I'm pretty sure it was you who posted similar posts in the past. Like, I'm pretty sure your family's got some kind of right not to have to put up with that shit.

Anonymous 3247203


yeah, I'm likely the person you're thinking of.

the problem is he's not technically doing anything illegal and so far he hasn't actually hurt anyone.

my guess is even if things got out of control enough to call the police, they'd admit him to a mental hospital and he'd get out in like a day by acting all nice and calm.

!BabsseeDZ6 3247248

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iunno, I know some of those guys
they know all the crazy tricks.

Lisbon!EZSlut7tis 3247316


>police come

>shoot him
>shoot the dog
>shoot themselves
>arrest the entire house for gunshot wound he suffered
>house can't defend itself because it's inanimate

great plan chucklefuck

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3247331

Does he have some sort of diagnosis.

Crimson Risk !RISkQqf4EM 3247641

Bipolar disorder is a bitch

well except when you're on the manic upswing, that shit is actually pretty fun

sucks for all the people who have to live around us though lol

Anonymous 3248298


we think he may have bipolar (I have it, our uncle has it, my dad's grandfather had it) but he refuses to believe/admit it's possible. He's in denial.

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3248495

I just find it strange that people who act violent aren't in group homes where they can't hurt anyone.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3248505

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You gotta admit it's a pretty difficult life decision to accept you have such a disorder and have your entire living situation change based on that.

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3248510

It's also difficult being a child placed in special ed with violent out of control students who know how to manipulate others to see them as victims.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3248515

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Yeah, so I can understand why he'd refuse to believe there could even be a chance that he has bipolar. People are good at lying to themselves sometimes, and accepting something like this probably would feel like accepting defeat in some way to him, accepting that he has this trait to him that makes him different in an unwanted way.

Eh. Wishing the best to OP and his family. They probably need to have a talk about this stuff eventually.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3248517

>They probably need to have a talk about this stuff eventually.
I'm sure they've had it before too, unfortunately.

Anonymous 3248537


okay every time there is a thread about mental illness you show up and bring up how horrible they supposedly all are, it's kind of irritating.

my brother is a good person, I know this because I've lived with him for 17 years, and I don't see him as a victim, I see him as someone who is going through a rough patch. doesn't mean I have to like it.

I put him through much worse when we were younger and I still ended up as a calm, rational adult. it is possible for people who are mentally ill to learn to control themselves and cope with things and not be horrible people. you seem to have this idea that every last one of them should be thrown in the looney bin.

even normal people do violent things sometimes, and as I've said my brother has not actually hurt a single person, he's just breaking stuff and having a major attitude problem.


we talk about it all the time, I have the kind of family where we're really open about all our problems, however as they say overcoming things like this is easier said than done.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3248540

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Yeah, if it was easy you wouldn't be having this problem to begin with after all.
You said it runs in the family, how do you guys handle it? I'm asking because I don't know what somebody is supposed to do once they learn they're bipolar.
And apart from that, it'll probably take professional opinion to change his mind about things. Have you talked with him why he's so against the possibility that he may have bipolar? Did he give serious thought to it and his evaluation ended up with the result that he can't be, or is he thinking about the negative implications of admitting such a thing could be possible?..

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3248542

I..I'm sorry. I wish my past was more acceptable to others, I just..I

Anonymous 3248562


My family has always handled mental illness by, like I mentioned earlier, talking about it with each other and being open. Me and my brother take prescribed medication and see therapists, and we have also gotten help from other people/places in that general field. I don't know about the rest of the country but where I live there are actually a fair amount of options for getting help with mental illness and finding other similar people who deal with it. (We're also lucky enough that our insurance covers the majority of this stuff because otherwise there's no way we could afford all of it, we are NOT wealthy people at all).

Also I went to "alternative" schools for middle and high school, basically really small schools with teachers who were trained to deal with more therapeutic problems in addition to regular academics.

In all honesty, I think my brother is afraid to admit it because of the implications of what that means based on our experience with ME having it. When we were young I took up an enormous amount of our parent's attention, I was in and out of hospitals, I attacked people--basically I was ten times worse than he is right now, so the way I feel is probably nothing compared to how he felt as a kid.


Hey relax man, I wasn't trying to make you feel bad, I just don't like the vibe I get from some people who think that all mentally ill people shouldn't be treated like, well, people.

I'm sorry if you're past was difficult, and there is no denying that there are a lot of people who are beyond the possibility of ever living a normal life because they are either too dangerous or just too detached from reality.

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3248566

I just have been told to understand whenever I was abused in special ed. I just..I know my issues don't matter. I should've stayed silent.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3248573

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So other than taking some pills and visits to therapy, you have a pretty regular life, yeah?

He might be having some expectancy of what might happen due to what he saw from your experiences, yeah. However he'll have to realize that just because people have the same disorder doesn't make them the exact same type of person. Everyone is still different, and they won't end up doing the same things. Maybe he needs a reminder on that.

I hope he can muster up the courage to at least get himself checked out someday, for the sake of all of you. It's not fun neither being with a dysfunctional family member, nor being the dysfunctional member of the family.

Anonymous 3248583


No, that's not true. People shouldn't stay silent. Nothing ever changes if people just stay silent. If you are struggling, you need to speak up. And no matter what is wrong with someone, that doesn't justify hurting someone else. I don't care if you have schizophrenia or cancer or whatever, you don't just abuse someone and make their lives miserable. If that's what happened to you then you have every right to be mad at them, or the people who enabled them.

There is a point where you cannot blame mental illness for your actions, and you have to take responsibility and learn to stop. And if that's not possible, then you probably should live in a mental home most of your life. Helping people with mental illness shouldn't come with the price of endangering society.


My life isn't exactly "regular" but it's not bad either. I have a lot of anxiety issues but I'm working on them. I like life and living and I like myself and my family.

I have to go for a while though, so I can't continue this conversation now.

Thauma!TURTLEsW8. 3248586

See ya man.

Alexandrite!!H6elX4kPjy 3248588

Thank you for understanding.

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