Our expert says:
If your brother doesn't want to seek help, then that is his choice. The best you can do is hear him out when he is trusting you with this very intimate information. Try not to solve it, just hear him out and see what he wants to do with this information. It may be he just wants to share this, it may be he is searching for a solution. You can tell him that there are specific services for people with his feelings (i.e. he is not alone or a freak). It may be that his testicular cancer and reduced testosterone has nothing to do with his feelings - these may have been there before...they may not and they may well be part of his anger about what he went through. If it gets too much for you, then perhaps you can just tell him that you want to support him but that you are out of your depth - he can call the SASHA helpline and ask for a referral to a specialist (not necessarily a psychiatrist) in a town close to him - 0860 100 262.
Claire - SASHA
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