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we do not see any action that we can take at this point until somehing more drastic occurs. she has staed that she does not want to live (not said suicide though) and I thought the police could pick her up based on that. They said no, she actually talked them out of it. I guess she has to do something like walk down the street nude before we can get help. Just want to confirm because the system seems ridiculous to her entire family. Any other thought about getting her back on abilify ? That seemed to make a tremendous difference evn in the 3 days she was on it. The doctor did say that it could be hidden in her food. My husband and I check her every couple of days to make sure she is eating and alive. We bring her groceries, etc.
we were advised to call EMT next time not police. They will take her to psych ward in ambulance rather than police car. while we wait for the big downturn we are very concerned about suicide when we see the depression side of the disease. we have alerted her friends as well so that everyone is on high alert.
It seems to me that you are advising not to keep her on an even keel but to let her sink to that lowpoint so we can take action
Her doctor did ask her if she was capable of commiting suicide and she said no she could never do that or had never evn thought about it. She just wants to die which I think is the depression talking.
about some very basic subjects such as tv shows, etc. her psychosis is that she is god come to save the world and that we are going to die soon and ascend into heaven with her. prior to our realizing that she was sick, she was a university teacher teaching nutrition, biology, chemistry etc. she has been spiritually inclined since she was a young teen but we never saw that as troublesome.
I will do that. She has had several crying breakdowns since this all became public and always called me - although the last time I called the police who met me at her house because I was so sure she meant to hurt herself, Not sure she will call me next time.
It is very hard to not run to her everytime she needs something (like food, money, etc.), but if that is what it takes to get her back into treatment, I can give it a try. That is the thing about tough love and it is very difficult for me to follow through.
My husband and I are wondering how we can get back into chat with you ? I have been seeing a therapist since all of this started in January. It is taking a toll on my own health now and I have been advised to start to distance myself before I get sick and of no help to her. I will have that "sad" talk with her though and hope that it makes a difference. She has one sister and we probably should advise her to have the same conversation.
I was reading about a clinic in AZ where they believe that they can use nutritional changes to affect brain chemical imbalance. I have trouble believing that but my daughter puts a lot of credence in nutrition and I wonder if that is something i might research or just consider it another waste of money and energy.
thanks very much. I will be back in touch.