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    A family member of mine needs help, but will not admit she has a problem.

    She has aggressive conversations with herself in public, I have witnessed many things & approached her, telling her to seek medical help & also offered to stand by & do what ever it takes to support her.
    She has all the classic symptom of a mental illness, hoarding, nervousness, not eating properly & her house has not been cleaned for so long I cannot stay in it longer than a minute.
    Friends of mine have seen her outside her place of work too whilst she is having a cig & they keep telling me she is marching up & down the road as if she is arguing with her self.
    Her employers must know something is wrong, she has a son & although he is not neglected, he must be living in hell.
    The last time I approached her she fell out with me & will no longer answer my calls.

    I want to help her for her sake & her sons sake, but I feel the only option is to speak to social services & I do not want her to hate me for doing this.
    I think deep down even though she has a job & is paying a mortgage etc, I think she needs sectioning.
    If I don't do something soon I think she will get worse & her son will suffer greatly.

    I have spoken to other family members about this & they are reluctant to get involved.

    Any advice will be appreciated

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    Have you thought of having a word with your doctor for some professional advice? What ever you do it won't be easy, good luck
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    Yes I would have a word with her GP , if not her's then maybe your own.
    It sounds to me like if she is showing the symptoms you describe , she will probably be suffering delusions and hallucinations , both are a classic sign of schizophrenia.
    If like you say there is a dependant involved you need to act sooner rather than later.
    It does'nt matter what other family members think , and if they wish to stand by and let this carry on , that's their choice.
    Do what you feel is for the better.
    You will need to get her GP involved to get her any kind of involuntary medical tretment ( 2 doctors will both have to agree the section order)

    I know it's difficult , but I know which course of action I would take . Good luck.

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    GET INVOLVED !

    I know people who have sat back and done nothing, and then regretted it later. Better to act now, than to stand by and watch it all turn sour. At the end of the day, she has a son that deserve better than what you describe.

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    em. well i have a mate who suffers from mental illness.
    Im not sure exactly what one it is but its like the same thing, but rather than a dirty house its maticulous, so that he feels in control he cleans like every second as he cannot control the world outside his home!

    You cant help someone like that yourself.
    Why not try and organise an appointment with her doctor and go along with her?
    Speak to her outright?
    Sometimes when they realise that someone else is fully aware of the issue they start to open up to you. Be warned though, sometimes what they tell you can be quite indepth and may even worry you more!

    So it is always best to try and get proper advise from someone thats qualified.
    Good luck mate, I have been working with my bud on his issues since 2003 and it was hard going and still can be challanging at times.

    The best support i got was from these guys
    http://www.breathingspacescotland.co..._FirstPage.jsp
    good luck mate

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    Thanks for the info folks!

    It's my eldest sister i'm talking about, i did speak to her outright about it & she has avoided me since.

    I will have a word with my gp & take it from there

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    Very difficult situation m8 but for the sake of your sister AND your nephew you simply have to do something.
    Her GP will not be able to do anything without her consent due to patient confidentiality etc but your GP should be able to help you find help and offer advice on how to handle it.
    The rest of the family should be ashamed if they want to ignore the fact she needs help

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    Act now m8,you'll regret it later if you don't,hope it all works out well for you and your sister.........

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    HI DH,
    My previous employment was in the Mental Heath sector.
    It sounds like your Sister needs a full assessment mate.
    If you get an appointment with your own local GP or if they have one a nurse who specialises in Mental Health,they will start the ball rolling,especially when you tell them a minor is involved.The symptoms you are describing could be Paranoid Schizophrenia,or maybe Bi Polar Mood Disorder? Both treatable conditions,but of course that is what the assessment is for to determine such things.It's quiet urgent that you get this done,of course the other way it may go is that a concerned member of the public witnesses one of her episodes and reports it to the police,she'll be arrested under section 136 of the mental health act and taken to the nearest appropriate hospital,to be assessed.If your not on the books as the next of kin then her child will be taken care of by social services whilst this takes place.This i'm sure is a scenario you will want to avoid.So please act first thing in the morning,If she does indeed have a deteriorating condition,time will be most definitely of the essence.

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