First time posting. I have no idea what to do.
My sister has always been ethereal, spiritual, and eccentric and everyone just thought she was quirky. She used to be able to go out to the city, clean, write, and have a coherent conversation but now she can’t. I saw her for the first time in 2 years (she refused to see anyone besides her partner in that time) and can see how much she has deteriorated.
So, the house. My dad bought this house over a decade ago and turned it into a hoarder/squalor den. I lived there as a teenager but left at age 17. My sister and her partner have been living there for like 8 years. It was awful. 3 rooms full of junk we couldn’t use, bed bugs, no a/c, the parking lot was full of cars, garbage everywhere. My dad has pretty much left the house to them.
Well I went back for the first time in 4 years and it has gotten so much worse. Garbage is coating the floor and porch. I… Honestly can’t even describe how awful it is without pictures, which I can’t share here. Google squalor house for an idea.
Well my sister greets me with “I have dreads now!” Her hair was so neglected it turned into a giant clump on her head. When she spoke everything she said was vague and made no sense. She’d start talking about one thing and jump to 5 others in a 2 minute span. I offered to help them clean up the place and she got so upset. She says she thought it the mess beautiful and got very mad at me for wanting to change things. She seemed very afraid of any change at all and said things will just happen the way they happen. She believes that’s she spiritually helping all her friends all day and she is doing spiritual work and its ok even if it hurts her. The ceiling collasped in one of the rooms and she refuses to tell our dad because she thinks he’s going to mess up her room (which is coated in a foot of garbage) which is the only safe space she has. She refuses to leave the house. She has never been able to work. I couldn’t understand what else she believes because she was so vague. Shed say “the mess is not the problem we have bigger problems” then I asked what are the problems and she got mad that I was talking about problems. I was asking normal questions very gently and she got upset and starting saying “I just dont understand you! I don’t understand what you are saying to me!”. She believes she will win the lottery and then every thing will be solved. She thinks she can tap into Powerball numbers. My friend also thinks something is very very wrong.
When we used to live there together 5 years ago and she took care of me. We’d laugh and have normal conversations and she was mentally present. Now she’s… So gone.
I’m only 22. She believes all mental institutions are awful bullshit and refuses to have anything to do with them. I have no idea what to do.