I had a different thread here a few months back after finding out my sisters youngest had been abused... just basically venting my complete and total
frustration and anger.
Well I am back.. things were looking up for a while but the relationship between the daughter and mother has deteriorated to the point my sister is
going to Baker Act her kid...
The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971 (Florida Statute 394.451-394.47891 (2009 rev.)), commonly known as the "Baker Act," allows the involuntary
institutionalization and examination of an individual. The Baker Act allows for involuntary examination (what some call emergency or involuntary
(its a wiki definition hence no link)
I am not fully up to speed on what is happening, and not having to deal with everything every day as she struggled with depression and suicidal
thoughts, and even took to cutting herself for a while.. so I know enough to know I have no idea what stress my sister has been under.
But there is a part of me that cannot help but think this is the wrong move.. I have a couple reasons I will list and feel free to tear those reasons
1: I think instead of a doctor she needs to talk to some people more aware of similar situations out of that sterile intimidating doctors office, my
suggestions way take her to visit the monks a little ways down the road... or even look around for a help group for people that have been abused
knowing she is not a freak and alone I think would help ALOT.
2: She is struggling with feeling ostracized from her friends... forcing her into a mental hospital could very well cause more damage and make her
even less likely to open up about what is tearing her up inside.
these two listed above are my big ones... I had some more but my mind is racing so much right now I am having trouble typing fast enough to keep up
with my thoughts.
She is having severe gastro intestinal problems, yet the doctors keep going I dont know lets do some more invasive tests that have already been done
multiple times with the same result each time,Which seems to be compounding her anxiety and feeling that she is a freak.
How in the heck do I try to talk to my sister (who desperately needs therapy but has pretty much stopped talking to me since I mentioned that) about
trying a different approach that is not so sterile and clinical and treats her as well as her body.
I dont know...every fiber of my says catch the next plane out and get to her to hug her and protect her... even though I know that will not accomplish
*frustrated and angry in germany*