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VictrixThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Apr. 19 at 9:43 am

So I have a 9-YO brother on the aspergers spectrum (part of autism but higher-functioning) and he has some serious anger issues. He tried to seriously hurt me and one of my other sibs, and my mom. He tried to jump out of our car into traffic this morning and he also tried to jump out my 2nd story window. I'm really worried about him and I don't know what to do to help him with his raging. I don't know what sets him off. I need some advice...

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WriteluvlifeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 20 at 4:03 pm

Victrix,
I have a little brother who is thirteen and is very agressive-to the point where he tried to kill me and other family members several times, including himself.  He has been like this his whole life, and i have lived in constant fear of him to the point that I now have PTSD.  My brother is not living with our family now, and is currently at a psychiatric hospital-slash-boarding school for aggressive teenage boys. It is helping him immensely, and I would recommend that you talk to your parents about having you little brother see a psychologist and possibly looking at hospitalizing him, because if you do not help him soon, he will end up hurting himself or someone else.  My brother was and is exactly like yours, and I can't even remember how many times I had to call the police and saw him get taken away.  It is hard, and it will not be an easy journey, but sometimes you do have to make sacrifices.  I hope you and your family are able to work through this, and I will pray for you guys.

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VictrixThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 20 at 7:50 pm

Thanks. My mom took him to the hospital yesterday, and they didn't think that medication was the answer in his case. They want to do a partial hospitilization program but the only ones our insurance will pay for are ones that have medication as a requirement. My brother is a little better today, but he's still pretty bad, even for him. 

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WriteluvlifeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 20 at 8:48 pm

Yeah...it is pretty expensive to hospitalize someone.  We have to pay about $7,000 a month for my brother to be hospitalized, and it is not easy...we have to borrow money from other family to help pay for him.  He has been gone for about a year, and probably will have to wait another year and a half.  It is not easy, and I hope that you guys will not have to go to the lengths that my family had to go to.

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WriteluvlifeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 20 at 8:54 pm

Some advice would be to love your brother as much as you can right now so that he knows that he is loved by everyone around him.

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