Hello everyone, I am new to the forum but unfortunately not new to this disorder. My mother was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder about 6 years ago and it has been an uphill rollercoaster battle. Her first two hospitialization were successful as she was able to get stablized and live a significantly normal and productive life once she started taking risperdol steadily.
Every summer though, despite her taking her meds she still has an episode. She’s always been able to bounce back, but for whatever reason this year it has not been the case. Her relapse started in April and while keeping in as much close contact as we could with her doctor and changing her dosage and meds a few times, it still didn’t work.
We decided to make the hard decision to get a mental health warrant here in Texas to take her to the hospital to get help, and that was the last we heard from her. Everytime we try to call JPS they give us the same BS about HIPPA and not being able to tell us where she is or where she was taken after they intitally evaluated her. Me and my dad are pretty much distraught because we know with the state of mind she was in she wasn’t capable of telling them yes or no to consenting to her information to being released. And now we’ve been calling people everywhere trying to get information and no one is saying anything! All the mental hospitals around keep saying she has to call first, but her delusions make her afraid of the phone so I doubt until she’s in a stable condition she’ll be able to, which frightens me because with this corona virus going on we can’t even see her in person.
Has anyone else on here dealt with this, and if so what if any work around would be helpful? I told my dad we need to get either POA or guardianship, but I don’t know if that’s possible while she’s in the hospital.