Alaskan Bush People Spoilers: Can Tough Love Save Matt Brown? Heartbreaking Reality Of Addiction & Mental Illness

Alaskan Bush People Spoilers: Can Tough Love Save Matt Brown? Heartbreaking Reality Of Addiction & Mental IllnessAlaskan Bush People spoilers reveal that Matt Brown struggles with both addiction and mental illness. It’s an uphill battle dealing with one, so imagine having to fight two simultaneously. Plus, the family is in the public eye, making it even more difficult. Noah Brown recently shared his brother is back on drugs and off meds. He implied that tough love was the only option left.

Matt Brown’s Battles Are Lifelong

Alaskan Bush People spoilers reveal that Matt was diagnosed with delusional disorder. Even though many assume it’s another term for schizophrenia, that is inaccurate. The two do have similar characteristics and both conditions fall under the psychosis category. However, delusional disorder is its own condition. The symptoms are not as familiar to the general public as its Hollywood famous cousin. However, the prognosis is typically more favorable than classic paranoid schizophrenia.

Alaskan Bush People Spoilers: Recovery And Reconciliation

Alaskan Bush People spoilers reveal that before Billy Brown died, his relationship with Matt was mended. After Billy died on February 7, 2021, Matt opened up about knowing his father was on borrowed time. At the time, he was grateful for having the foresight to see his father and patch things up. So many people think about mending fences, but are often too late. When Matt opened up about things going well with Billy before he died, he seemed to be in a good place.

Alaskan Bush People Spoilers: Can Tough Love Save Matt Brown? Heartbreaking Reality Of Addiction & Mental Illness

Like Someone Flipped A Switch

There is a phrase that mental illness and addiction make themselves known by” flipping a switch.” That is the case for many people and Matt is no exception. In a blink of an eye, the real Matt disappeared. He had been keeping a low profile, stayed private about his life, seemed humble and optimistic. He also seemed content and at peace.

One day, that all changed. Suddenly, Matt was front and center. He even filmed several videos of himself talking in the woods in the middle of the night. All you could see was the crackling fire and the outline of a human. He started exposing “secrets” and “scandals.” Even though we know that these things do exist — the topics were “exposed” years ago — it was just so out of character. He also was very angry and seemed to be fishing for sympathy. He mentioned that his father stole all his money, then woefully added that he was just cold and hungry.

Perhaps it is due to my experience of working in the mental health field — but I had a different response than the average fan. There are those who just want someone to listen. Then, there are those who use “sympathy hooks.” Remove the emotions and look at the bare facts, which was needing food and shelter. There is only one solution and that is to get a job.

Alaskan Bush People Spoilers: Noah Brown’s Plea

Noah Brown posted a screenshot from a national helpline. Obviously, Noah was hoping that Matt would make the call. Then, Noah provided an explanation on the heartbreaking challenges of loving someone with addiction and mental illness. In the comments, he mentioned there is no ill will toward Matt. He just wants him to get back on his medication and be well again.

“..they lash out and do anything that they can to hurt you or the people that you care about, they lie, steal, and break into your house. When you pair addiction with mental illness like paranoid schizophrenia it makes things not only significantly worse and more extreme but also dangerous.”

It is likely that Matt has not been discarded by his family. They are probably using tough love. It’s the last resort but can be effective. The goal is not to disown them… it’s for them to get treatment. Be warned, once you cut them off, they will make you sound like monsters to anyone who will listen (such as filming an alleged Tell-All in the woods at midnight).

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3 Comments
  1. Eloise Milson says

    I feel sorry for Matt. He has such a loving heart. I really miss him and pray that he will get his life in order and can return to his family and maybe the show. I think he needs a mother’s love and understanding. Also his siblings. They should give him his money, he can’t survive on nothing.

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