This is one of the most heartbreaking stories I have ever read, Tracy. My heart goes out to you and your brother, and I am so grateful to you for sharing your loss and your grief while educating your readers to the terrible consequences of this terrible mental health issue.
Your story has so much love, compassion and understanding, it reminds us all of the important and fragile nature of human connection. In writing this, you have made us all a little more human. Thank you for writing it.