I know someone who will soon be evicted from his apartment for non-payment of rent. His mother had been supporting him the past ten years. All the while he was unemployed and a bordering alcoholic. However, since his mom passed away about 6 months ago, his “gravy train” of financial support has slowly dwindled. His siblings do not want to continue supporting his lifestyle. His two options are to return to Florida and live in his deceased mom’s home, or become homeless in Los Angeles. He is choosing the latter! I believe that his alcoholism, depression, and mental illness (I am assuming this to be mild) is clouding his judgement.
How could I convince him to move back to Florida? How does one reason with an individual with diminished mental capacity? Life as a homeless man in LA would be a catastrophe.