Saturday, April 28, 2007

My brother's battle: And mine

"Away from home in those early years of my brother's disease, before cellphones, I thought about getting a pager so my mother could reach me if my brother beat her up. I have lived in dread ever since that I'd get a phone call saying that my brother, who lived at home, had killed our parents. When he threatened me last fall, my family and I made a heart-wrenching decision for the sake of everyone's safety: We had him committed to a psychiatric hospital."

- Journalist Asra Nomani's personal account of her family's struggle to get treatment for her brother in West Virginia - "My Brother's Battle: And Mine" - The Washington Post

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