Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I am a college student who has just moved away from my family. I have a schizophrenic mother who refuses treatment and is very bad. My father is a hard working man who has had to spend many days and weeks out of the house to make up for my mother’s financial mistakes and medication. I am stressed out and worried because my father’s time may be running out. He has been living with Leukemia and is still working himself to death. It has really gotten to me lately, because I know he lives in pain. Not only is he physically in terrible pain, but he never gets a moment of emotional rest with my mother screaming and trudging through the house. She has lots of conspiracy theories about him and hates him to his core. My father is never happy and has tried to commit suicide a few times.
Can anyone please give me advice as what to do??
My mother is not on medication because she refuses to take it. We do not have the money for private institution (who does?!). She has been fired from all her psychiatrists. She has been rejected for insurance and I’m not sure it’d pay for private institutions anyway. She will not go to the hospital, be admitted, or any of that. She is too delusional to realize she needs it. We can not get her committed unless she hurts us, which she doesn’t routinely do. She has been committed before, but they only kept her three days and it was not enough time to do anything.
ANY advice?? I know I can not force her to do anything, but I need to do something. I love my mom but I can not let my dad live the last few years of his life this way. I’ve considered letting her come live with me, but would surely get me kicked out of my apartment that I can barely afford. Also I just got out and I’ve never lived with her my whole life that way. I study science and work full time, I don’t think I could emotionally handle her being here again. She is so hateful and angry towards us all, it makes me into a person I never want to become again.
Again thank you if you read all that.
Any input is appreciated