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i just want to find a way to effectively help her
is it a form of bipolar,or do you think it is something else?
she displays some of the aspects of Aspergers, but she does not fit some of the criteria
mostly it was a case of me being blamed of being a bad parent as out local authority did not'recognise'mental illness in children
the biggest travesty of the 'blame'culture is that the real issue - the child's needs - are not addressed
so - if it is bipolar - how is it possible to get a diagnosis and treatment if she (obviously) cannot accept that there is a problem with her behaviour? she genuinely believes that it is everyone else who is behaving unacceptably
although - granted it is unacceptable to her
she refused to go to hospital at that time, so the police took her to her flat and a mental health worker and social worker visited her the following morning. however 3 weeks ago, she self-admitted herself to hospital and demanded to be induced because she wanted the baby out of her
a section 31, means that the person is removed to a place of safety if they are deemed a danger to themselves and/or others - it carries a mandatory requirement of councelling and monitoring for 6 weeks
im worried that if i do speak to them they will just pile in and remove her baby and leave her to her own devices - theyve not been very helpful to her so far
how can she be evaluated if she doesnt want to be though?
she can be so unpredictable - she can also be very convincing when she makes all her allegations against other people.Im worried that it is likely that social services might believe that i am being vindictive as i had my children removed from me for a period of time,rather than because I am genuinely concerned for my daughters sanity and the safety of my grandchild
I think deep down I know that. I have to admit to not having as much compassion for her as I have before, due to trying to keep a lid on my own distress over my son's terminal cancer. It is because of this that I have been questioning my motives over approaching the authorities with the issues concerning my daughter as I know that my son's situaton has hap a profound negative impact on her
thankyou for your patience and your time, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do what needs to be done and then stand back to try to catch the fallout