June 2, 2012 7:58 PM Subscribe
I'm worried about the safety of my dad, and I'm not sure what to do. He helped me move to a new city. Things had been stressful for a while, and this evening he took his bag and left.
posted by cupcake1337 to Human Relations (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I asked him if he was going and he said "I don't want to talk about it." He has a history of bi-polar disorder.
I've tried calling and texting, but he won't answer. I tried to get some other family members to call him, but it seems his phone is off now.
I know he's on foot. He left around 6:30 PM and it's well into the evening now. He went on a walk before he left, so my theory is that he checked into a hotel. I've been calling hotels in the area, but it's their policy to say the person under a certain name isn't checked in. I've mentioned that it's an issue of safety, but I don't know how useful it is.
As I understand it, a person needs to be missing for at least 24 hours to file a missing person's report.
I don't know what else to do. Is there anything else I can do, or should I just try to relax and hope for the best?