My brother's life has always been in turmoil. Mostly since my parents died one year after another when I was 19. I'm 32 now and all of us struggle with it (there are 4 siblings) but I think my brother suffers the most.
He would probably be diagnosed with depression and now, sever anxiety. He just came out of the hospital two days ago with meds which he doesn't want to take (Xanax is habit-forming and I don't blame him) and was told he probably had a stroke (he's only 34!) and would suffer a heart attack (runs in my family-- my father died of this), has high blood pressure, panic attacks that are now causing fainting spells.
What can I do to help? Crisis hotlines aren't working for him-- he hates talking to complete strangers. Should he apply for disability with his sever anxiety? What natural remedies can I suggest, if any? This is the first place I thought of to ask for support because I practically live on this forum.