My father has post traumatic stress disorder. He and his co workers had to clean up the site of crash. Many soldiers his own age, men and woman where killed while being flown back to their homes. Terrorism was suspected... When I became 'rebellious' during puberty we fought a lot. I felt a lot of pain emotionally and physically, not to mention spilt blood and police visits. I eventually became avoidant of him and as I grew up, but now that I'm physically capable of delivering real damage we have a more positive relationship. No more hard feelings. But he still has serious issues. During councelling a shrink put him on some oldschool tricyclic antidepressants, they obviously felt he needed it. He stopped taking them and does not like the medications. I don't care if he gets on medication or not. But I do want him to get help. I want him to change, permanenetly, for the better. Winter is the worse. He can be abusive towards my sisters, moreso verbally, and he seems to constantly trying to bring everyone around him down. Maybe because he hates seeing people happy. It's becoming unbearable for my mom and the days he is out we have an unbeleivably happy household. We get along fine and life is good. I am gonna see my shrink tommorow, I'll ask him about this too. I don't want my dad going to mine for obvious reasons... but I'm sure I'll get some help from him. I need your help. He doesn't think he needs help. How can I convince him to just see someone and let them take it from there? What should I say, how should I approach this? Should I book an appointment and tell him about it during this confontation? Should I show him examples of what he is doing?