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   Posted 1/14/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
My sister has Bipolar, and to a large degree. She refuses help because she believes everyone is out to destroy her. She blames her family and threatens homicide. She also threatens suicide. My mom pushed to have her admitted to a safe place. The judge denied this and considered the problem a "family matter." My sister hasn't committed a crime, and so the police cannot do anything. But all of us, her family, feel she will execute disaster if her disorder goes untreated. Insurance won't pay for further treatment and, incredibly, is forcing her to pay for her hospitalization last year. We are at a loss. My parents gave her their retirement home, and she is destroying it. She does not have the ability to control herself, and those in charge refuse take responsibility. Please someone help...

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   Posted 1/14/2009 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   

My husband is potentially the same way (kinda) if you read my post:

Not sure how to help you, but know that you are not alone.
From the moment

From the moment i saw you,
I wanted to meet you
From the moment i met you, I wanted to know you
From the moment i knew you, I was in love with you
From the moment i loved you, I wanted to share my life with you
and from that moment to this moment and for the moments to come I will love you with all my heart.
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   Posted 1/14/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ecb,

If she threatens suicide or homicide again and you believe she is serious, take her to the emergency room. The only way one can be "committed" is if they are a danger to themselves or others. You'll need to convince a doctor that that is the case. If she threatens anyone (including herself) physically, DO NOT HESITATE to call the police. Again, if necessary, they will take her to the hospital for observation.

Get aggressive about not putting up with her mood swings or anti-social behavior. She needs help, and you are her only advocates.

Good luck,
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   Posted 1/23/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a psychotic suicidal/homicidal episode back in 2001 where I attacked my parents. They called 911 and had me taken to the hospital where a doctor had me committed for 7 days. All I remember is waking up in a mental facility and they told me what happened afterward. By all means, the next time call 911 and ask for an ambulance- they will know how to handle them once they arrive.
Diagnosed with Mixed Bipolar Disorder with hallucinations, PTSD, OCD and Major Depression since 1994.

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   Posted 1/24/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I sure hope the police listen and understand the severity of her condition. She is very stable right now, but as in the past, the stability lasts but for a few weeks, then Boom.
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