I need to get my mom on the meds. But how do you do that if the person does not admit that she has a problem and any mentioning of her having a mental issue results in a lot of screaming.
I guess what i am looking for here is success stories, ideas, phone numbers, even dirty tricks that will help me get my mom diagnosed.
I think she’ve been having fears for a long as i remember, but it intensified dramatically ever since we immigrated to the US 15 years ago. And, i somehow, always thought that maybe next year she’ll realize that the government is not after her and that the letter with a credit card offer is not there to frame her and put her in jail. I even kept a log of things that she said would happen and never did. But there is no way to reason with her.
I love my mom, and it’s devastating for me to see how she is killing herself slowly. She has no friends, no work, a lot of other medical problems and , worst of all, she is refusing to even fill out paperwork to continue her medical or visit her regular doctors.
Where do i start? Who do i call?
I consulted with social services and crisis hotline - they all say that if she is not dangerous - she can’t be forcefully admitted. What does it take? Does she need to go into a sugar coma (she has diabetes) or get evicted for not paying the rent? How do you convince, lie, force someone like that?
I am sorry for venting, but i am lost…