My colleague is absolutely right.....the more episodes one has, the more severe and more easier to trigger they become...search for kindling in google along with bipolar disorder
I would like to be blunt and say....if he does not take medication, he will NEVER be as good as he can be. All his potential will be lost.
And in psychotic phases he will not only be a risk to himself but also to others. BUT please understand that he is ultimately responsible for his actions, please don't blame yourself for this.
If you live in western world, he will probably end up being detained against his will, under the relevant mental health acts, if his condition and the risk is severe enough. I would say please don't blame yourself if that happens. That would probably be the best thing to happen to him.
Please try and find out why he is not willing to take medication. There are lot of things we can do to overcome problems like once a day dosing
, once a month/fortnight injections without any tablets at all etc etc etc
YOU CAN NOT DO THIS ALL ON YOUR OWN. PLEASE INVOLVE THE LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, IF ANY, IN YOUR AREA.
GOODLUCK TO YOU BOTH