What can I do to help my sister who is in need of a mental health evaluation because no one can figure out what is going on with her. She has taken a lot of prescription meds over the years without the supervision of a doctor and for quite some time now she has believed she has tiny bugs that she has to "cure". She zones out when I visit, she disappears for periods of time like if we go to dinner she will say she forgot her jacket in the car and won't come back for thirty minutes or more and will not understand why I think it is strange. I walked in on her in a restaurant bathroom once and watched her compulsively washing her whole arms while she was crying her eyes out. She had been in there for 20 minutes.
The entire family has seen bizarre behaviors including her attempts at "curing" the bugs that are biting her by going online and researching cures and are begging me to do something because I am the only family member, besides her husband and two children, that lives in the same state. Recently, I went over to her house to convince her to get counseling for her bizarre behaviors and she proceeded to dominate the entire conversation by telling me that her husband has been poisoning her for the last 5 years and that is why she has all her problems. It's now not the bugs, it is her husband poisoning her. And now she wants to run with the kids back home to another state. She also says that my cousin's child who is autistic was also poisoned too by her father, who is friends with my sister's husband, and now it is my sister's mission to "save" her.
I didn't want to tell my sister that I didn't believe her because the vibe I got from her was that she would cut off anyone who sided with her husband, who she thinks is trying to kill her and manipulate the family into thinking he's the victim. So I gave her the information about the counselor and told her that with the strain of everything she needs to call them and that I would pay for it. And that she needs to go to the police. I was hoping that if she did
one or the other that they would be able to see she is disturbed and get her help. But she did neither. Which is not surprising because my sister has a great distrust of those in authority.
So my burden now is how to get her help? We have a law in Florida called the Baker Act but she doesn't quite fit the criteria. And I think it would be a lot better if she went voluntarily. What can I do at this point?