Hello everyone. I am new here although not new to the schizophrenia in my family.
My adult daughter is at this moment a formal patient in the hospital. She has no insight on how sick she is and refuses medication. She doesn’t trust me or anyone at this moment. She has been in the hospital for two weeks now and only yesterday they’ve started her on medication.
I believe they can only keep her for 30 days, that means she can be out in two weeks, still having no understanding that she is very sick and i am NOT her enemy.
At the moment while she is a formal patient, i am her SDM, but that will expire. I hope that upon discharge, she will be on CTO, but i am rather sceptical.
My question to those who understand the system and have practical experience with the law in Alberta and Canada (as my daughter is planning to run away to BC)
- Are there ways for me to become her permanent or longer term SDM or guardian and if yes, how to apply for this? I have googled the subject, but found nothing useful.
- If she will be on CTO upon discharge, but will run away to BC, what are my options? Will police help looking for her?
- how can i find a way to talk to the follow up therapist cause she will not tell me their contact and will not go to see them. Is there a way to talk to them or write a letter to them?
- is there any way to ensure her treatment while she does not trust anyone including myself?