I'm not sure who helped me to find this site. My roommate is 52 and I am 66. Twenty years ago we each were diagnosed with Parkinson's. My problem is my roommate, Kit, is sometimes very hard for me to handle. Yesterday he was very depressed and talked about nothing else but committing suicide. He has many doctors but he doesn't seem to be getting the help he needs.
I am very frustrated and don't know what to do when he is like this. I have schizophrenia, Parkinson's, lung disease, adult onset scoliosis, depression and osteoporosis. I was in a nursing home for 5 years before in SE Texas before coming to live with Kit in his home in Grand Junction this past October.
For the most part, he is very kind and thoughtful. But when he is like this (suicidal), I don't know what to do to help him and I fight suicidal thoughts myself most every day. I have tried several times to kill myself over the past 20 plus years.
I was married and have 6 children. I don't know what I did, but after retiring at 48, my wife sent me back to my parents in Oklahoma. I have not been able to communicate with any of my children since that time (2002).
Any ideas on what I can (or should do) at this point?