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A friend's brother needs urgent help

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Albadross Fri 21-Oct-16 09:43:13

My friend's brother has schizophrenia and bipolar and has become homeless and addicted to several things. He hasn't been in touch with her or anyone in his family for a while now but they're hoping someone might see him around London - although they're not sure how they can get him the help he needs. If you can share this around your networks it might help. I'm not sure if I could post this on any other parts of MN?

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FruitCider Fri 21-Oct-16 09:47:02

Most mental health referrals are done by GP, very few teams are direct access. If he does not have a GP and is in a MH crisis A+E is a good option. Hope you manage to get him the help he needs!

AnxiousCarer Fri 21-Oct-16 18:14:54

I know how hard this is theres too many cracks in the system for people to fall through. This could so easily be my DH. He disapeared a few years ago but luckily I was able to pursuade him to come home after a few weeks.

Albadross Tue 01-Nov-16 21:19:58

Oops I forgot to come back to the thread...

The issue seems to be that because he has no address, he can't see a doctor etc.

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