Hi everyone, I am very new at this but figured it was worth a shot. My boyfriend of a few years has been battling with severe anxiety, depression and OCD. A couple of years ago he tried to take his life, so his mom and I agreed to have him involuntarily committed to a mental hospital, but it seemed to make him worse. He felt unsafe because part of his issue is worrying that something is going to happen to his family. When he came home he seemed more on edge and he told me that he didn't feel less like he would harm himself but that he had to get out of there. He has been on medication and he was seeing a therapist for a while, but we determined that he wasn't ready to actually move forward and that he wasn't getting anything out of the therapy for the time being, but he seemed to not be suicidal anymore.
This past week though he ended up cutting me when I got in the way of him trying to kill himself. He felt really bad about it and we got him calmed down, but I am worried about leaving him alone for any period of time. We are trying to get an appointment with a new psychiatrist because the one he had seen is no longer practicing, but we can't get an appointment anytime soon and he is terrified to have to be in a mental hospital again.
I don't know what the best course of action is, so if anyone has any suggestions that would be awesome.