Mental health intervention by family
I have a college age son who is having issues holding jobs and thinking that people, including family members, are out to harm him, our family and or friends. He has held and worked responsible at various jobs during high school and college summers and after college at the associates degree level as a surveyor. Eventually he leaves employment thinking that his employers are out to get him. He has had several relationships with women but each seems to end under similar circumstances such as infidelity, gold digging, or conspiracy with his then current employer. Thinking back to when he was in grade and high school he was a good athlete on soccer football and basketball however he stayed out of CYO AAU grade school basketball as he did not like friends father who was a coach, he did not like the high school basketball coach who was his teacher in freshman year. The coach left in his senior year and he tried out for basketball and became the starting center.
He lives about an hour away and now his friends and family have been hearing how people are out to get him or my family and we are afraid he might do something stupid. He has not made a threat to family or friends but we are now (entire family) of the opinion that he needs medical attention for either a medical or other cause of mental illness. Would welcome any advice on how to go about friendly forcing him to see and MD or other professional to begin the process of curing a physical or mental condition.