God, Please Grant Me,
The Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The Courage to change the things that I can,
and The Wisdom to know the difference……….Just for Today
Major Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, ADHD, Binge Eating Disorder, PTSD, Degenerative Disc Disease (post Fusion), Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Maigraine Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, IBS, GERD
Hi mom2em, I am so very sorry for your family and your sister. I worked for many years in the mental health field mostly with schizophrenics, bipolar and borderline personality disorders. It is very sad indeed to see someone go through that especially someone you love. Depending on your state the psychiatric hospital can hold your sister invol. between 48-72 hours. After that they may recommend that she stay longer and in her case it would sound like any medication that she be put on wouldnt take hold that quickly. So she would need to stay longer in my opinion. She can sign herself out, or your family can petition the court for guardianship as it seems that she cannot take care of her mental health at this time. With guardianship you would then be able to make her stay in the hospital and receive the treatment she needs.
Let the hospital evaluate her then talk to them about her long term mental health and what kind of options you should take as her sister. They have socialworkers who are more then willing to help families who dont know what to do in these kinds of situations.
I wish you all the best and please do let us know how it goes...Take care
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate