(Closed) I have NO idea what to do!!!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have a sister who is bipolar and schizophrenic. The way you desribe your mother reminds me of my sister when she isn’t on her medication. Her medication is really the only thing that helps her. Sometimes she refuses to take it, and all hell breaks loose!

Honestly, there may be nothing you CAN do. I say answer and talk her through whatever crisis she has at that moment, but maybe don’t answer every time and she will kind of calm down on her own. My sister always does anyway.

Your mother really needs to be on medication. I know noone can MAKE her take it, but it’s the only thing that helps my sister.

Post # 4
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It definitely sounds like she could benefit from returning to therapy and medications.  But also suggest Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group.  If she is truly diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder this would be a great modality of treatment for her.  Also Borderlines typically need someone to be validating, and caring, at the same time provide consistent boundries and limits without being invalidating.  Hopefully it helps, but truly she is the only one who can make her better.  Family can be supportive and involved in treatment, but she needs to be the one who is consistent with medications and therapy.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

If you are really concerned, call the family services in her area and see if they will go do a well check on her. If she qualifies, they can offer her some services that will benefit her. I had to do this with my bio father and it has helped immensely.

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