My sister-in-law has been sufferring from schizophrenia for many years now. She , once again, decided to stop taking her medications. She has been acting out and is definetely delusional. She does not meet Louisiana requirements to be committed to a hospital but still refuses to taker her meds and still very delusional. The crisis center came and spoke with her and she went in to the hospital for one night and is now out and is still noncomplient with meds, delusional, and continues to argue constantly with everyone making it extremely difficult for anyone to stay with her, but we do have someone at all times with her. Where do we go from here to help her?
This is a tough one. Unfortunately you cant make her take her medications, at least not at this point. More than likely unless she is a danger to herself or others, you wont get much done. (I know it doesnt make sense-you would think they would do something BEFORE they get to that point) You can try contacting the crisis center again and see where they direct you. Does she have a psychiatrist she has been working with? It might help to contact her psychiatrist and see what he thinks your options are at this point. Do you think she would go see her psych doc?
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