What can be done about a relative with serious MH issues?

I don't want him to end up on the news. He's always been a troubled kid. In and out of juvee, couldn't trust him with your wallet, I think there was even some sexual assault accusation or a rumor of it long before he was 18. Now he's saying he should start identifying as White because his mother has fair skin and blue eyes. WTF? And he has a FB or MySpace all about hitler! Wha?! He reminds me of the little boy from a few years ago who killed his grandfather then himself. The kid was Indian but wanted to be white and I think he was fascinated with hitler too. This is not normal. Do I have to wait until he does something?
No MAS.

I am the new Black.

"Hope the Mail are saving space tomorrow for Samantha Brick's reaction piece on the reactions to her piece about the reactions to her piece." ~ Tweet reposted by Rou.

http://www.youtube.com/user/Kimshi4242

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/kimshi4242

Last edited by The New Black; 12-30-2013 at 09:27 PM.
Sorry TNB.

It all depends on how things are set up where you live. A magistrate can be talked to about an involuntary commitment order, but his legal guardians/parents would have to do it. Would they be willing to?

Thanks to the state of mental health facilities, there are no guarantees then. He would be evaluated, and if deemed fit for commitment, and if a bed can be found he would get some help. If not, the commitment would be broken.

The government has cut funding for mental health in this country in an absolutely obscene way. Regular hospitals and jails hold more mentally unstable than psychiatric hospitals now.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

The only other option would be people talking to him and getting him to seek treatment or go for a voluntary commitment. Again, that does not mean he will get placed or get help. The same catch 22's apply. It depends on beds available, etc.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I know of two guys like this. One is my cousin and the other is a boy who grew up in our church. The biggest problem with both of them is their parents/siblings have always been in denial and never gotten them the help they need. I fear that one or both of them will end up in jail one day. It's a shame that some people want to live in denial and not get their kids all the help they can. Unfortunately in most cases nothing gets done until they actually do something.
I know of two guys like this. One is my cousin and the other is a boy who grew up in our church. The biggest problem with both of them is their parents/siblings have always been in denial and never gotten them the help they need. I fear that one or both of them will end up in jail one day. It's a shame that some people want to live in denial and not get their kids all the help they can. Unfortunately in most cases nothing gets done until they actually do something.
Originally Posted by Amandacurls
This is a large problem I run into at work. Specific criteria has to met before an officer can get involved. You can't have just anyone committing people, including them. That is a good thing. It is in place to help protect (some with mental illnesses or vendettas try to report people for some things as well), but the number of people who are in denial and refuse to get involved is not good. I know some are scared. They are afraid of retaliation and just want officers to come pick the family member up without them doing any paper work or speaking to a magistrate. It does not work that way.

What people face after that is truly the discouraging part. I know the VP said they are going to be working on the mental health crisis. I hope so, because the word crisis is not an exaggeration. The number of people with mental illnesses has increased over the past 10-15 years while the level of care has been reduced twice as fast.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 12-31-2013 at 12:46 AM.
I just think their parents should have had them in counseling and/or medicated which hasn't been the case in either family. They refuse to admit their child isn't normal. I don't think either of them needed to be committed and won't be until they do something, but they did/do need help.
Yep. People need to try things first, starting with therapy, but in some situations commitment is 100% necessary and helpful. Especially in those where everything else has been neglected for years. That's temporary commitment mind you. A person would have to be in really bad shape to have a lengthy stay. In your average situation where you think a person is getting close to a stage where they would hurt themselves or hurt others, a quick intervention is needed. Someone is able to work with them daily, a good program is put together depending on the need for medication, and out patient programs are there for regular therapy and check in's after discharge. Sometimes the stay is anywhere from 1-4 weeks.

At least, that is the way it should work.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I recently had a friend committed for two weeks. Not as in I committed her, but she was committed. She did need to talk to someone but it turned out her main problem was not being able to get the anti depression meds she needed due to funding, insomnia, and having a few drinks and taking an ambien. She rarely drinks, she had never taken ambien, and the next thing you know she is hallucinating her deceased father in her living room. People have taken one of those and woken up in their car, 70 miles from home, butt naked, with no memory of it.

I was glad she was able to talk to someone and get assistance. She was thrilled. She needed to talk to someone. She has 3 type of arthritis, and can no longer work. Cutting hair is all she knows how to do, and she could not keep her arms up for long periods anymore. She lives on a very small disability check. At the same time I am mind blown because I see people who are in serious need of ASAP! help turned away, often, because of lack of beds.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

They can be committed if they pose an imminent danger to themselves or others. Or if they are accused of a crime and are not fit to stand trial, they can be committed long enough to restore competency so they can stand trial. Otherwise, no, he is free to live his kooky confused life as he wants...on the outside.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com