She hears voices, is shakey, has anixity, sometimes appears to be regressed to a younger age, gets very comfussed and will just guess or not answer when asked simple questions. Some days she will follow you from room to room right on your heals and some days she wakes up and appears to be kinda~fairly o.k. She will rarly talk unless talked to first. She rarely smiles, can't drive and rarely uses a phone. She has stated she is afraid of being put on mental meds or in a mental hospital. Being she is 21 I'm told there is nothing I can do for her without her consent. How do I get her help if she's not in her right mind and refuses or is just too scared to get help?
I am so sorry about your daughter, and you are both in my prayers. I am going to make a couple of suggestions that may help. 1) go talk to a psychiatrist to see what is the criteria or burden of proof that would be required to do an involuntary hospitalization. I know that is a terrible thought, but it sounds like you are thinking about it in the back of your mind perhaps. the other is to get the opinion of a family attorney, who would know the legal grounds to also help you get this type of treatment for her. Even if you are afraid, or reluctant to do it, at least find out what will be required mentally and legally in case worse comes to worse. I am not sure what triple c is, will you enlighten me. I know that illegal drugs can cause a person to become bi-polar, but am not sure if they could also cause other mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, I suspect so, by the way the brain works off of chemical switches, that turn parts of the brain and body on an off. Just know too, you are welcome here, if you could add the info of what triple c is, maybe others will have some more info. It is sunday and many have family days and Church and what not, please hit comment and list the info and continue to check this post for a few days. You are in my Prayers.
I just wanted to let you know you are not alone... My son overdosed on Triple C's and had a psychotic break... he lived in a mental nightmare for 3 to 4 days... he still have paranoid schizophrenia like break... but the episode only last about 10 to 20 minutes and then goes away... I am in the same boat as far as trying to get my adult child help... so your question has helped me also... May God help us and strengthen us as we go through with our children... Stay strong!!
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