How Do I Help Someone That Doesn't Want Help?
Not me, a friend of a friend is going through a very nasty divorce and is incredibly depressed and has reported that they are "seeing things" (we aren't sure what he means, specifically). He has attacked and injured multiple close family members and even once attacked a stranger. He was held for a short time due to the assault, but was later let go and has received no professional help.
We don't know of any avenues we can explore to get him help, because he doesn't think that he has a problem or needs any help. It is to the point that my friend and I are concerned that our mutual friend is a general danger to themselves and/or others, but no specific threat has been made. Without specific information or a threat, there isn't much local authorities will or can do; they can't seem to act just because we are concerned for this person.
Any advice or insight is appreciated.