Hi everyone. I've come here to ask for some advice for my brother.
He is 19 and has been struggling with drug abuse, low self esteem, destructive behaviour and emotional lows for the past few years.
He came back to my parents house a few days ago and confessed to us all that his girlfriend has been abusing him. It ranges from emotional, mental and physical abuse. He is struggling to accept that he has to leave her and he has asked for help. He has a broken arm, cuts and bruises all over his neck and face and we think ear damage from her smacking him in the face.
If he leaves her she says she will kill herself.
I have no idea where to begin. Our main priority is getting him professional help to address his emotional distress, low self esteem and self abusive behaviour. We need to get him better so we can help him help himself.
Does anyone know where I can go or what I can do to help him? I feel like he's come so far to tell us all of this and I don't want to lose him now. He lives in Suffolk in England.
With regards to the girlfriend, should I inform social services or the police? She is obviously a danger to herself and others but I have no idea what to do or how to handle her.
Any advice at all is so greatly appreciated. Thank you all