I'm so sorry for the late reply. I totally forgot about this post amidst a very busy end of the university semester.
Thank you Leth for your reply and support. It has been a long couple of months, supporting my brother while still dealing with his case. It has been a long, waiting game with court cases being adjourned twice, a month apart. I forgot who wrote about this similar experience- but yes, it's a long, long waiting game. My brother seems like he is doing okay and better since I last replied. He has also been playing different sports and exercising in the gym daily. He has also been attending workshops and courses and has picked up a job in cleaning so he can earn extra cash to buy food and to talk to us. It's so nice to know that he is staying busy and looking after and focusing on bettering himself.
I've also made sure to send him emails through emailaprisoner.com. I recommend doing this for those who are also in the same boat as me. It's a great way to communicate and be able to send photos for him to keep and reply back to.
It's been hard because I haven't been able to visit him since before the recent lockdown in Vic. Is that the same as for your brother and son?
And as for myself, I'm doing a lot better. Things seem a little clearer, and I'm making sure to focus on exercising, reading, doing activities with my partner, working and aiming towards graduating at the end of this year. I'm hoping that he'll be able to come to my graduation. I do have my days, but when I do I make sure to acknowledge them, allow them to be there and to nurture myself as I would on days that i'm feeling good. Therapy has really helped me to deal with the process of it all.
Sending my love to you all, and praying that it all works out. And thank you all for the support. It has really made me feel a bit better about the situation- knowing that we are going through similar feelings and occurrences.