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My mom has an array of mental health issues - mainly depression but she does go in and out of moods (almost like the manic and depressant episodes). She abuses alcohol. She as attempted suicide at least 6 times that I know of and threatened it more times then I can count. She was discharged today in fact, from the hospital because of "one of her episodes" as my grandmother (her mom) calls them.
I'm just at a loss. I don't know what to do. I love my mom dearly, but I am not on speaking terms with her because of a variety of other issues (mainly lack of respect for parenting decisions, and the way she treats me and my husband - but I know its not "her" its whatever is going on in her brain - between the alcohol, the abusive ex, and paranoia issues "everyone is out to go me" mindset). I really truely think that she needs inpatient hospitalization. I know its drastic, but she needs to be involuntarily committed to SOMEWHERE. She needs help. I can not speculate what an official diagnosis can be. She needs an on-call pyscologist *sp* 24/7, she needs watchful eye over her 24/7. I don't know what else to do. I love my mom dearly, but when I saw my grandmother had called me several times I knew it was either my grandfather brain surgery did not go well, or mom did it again. This has been going on for almost 10 years now. So as you can imagine I'm very frustrated. My grandmother by far is an enabler. I knew I should have gone through with the legal proceedings for involuntarily being admitted to the mental health hospital here. I just couldn't do it. I'm really really worried about her.
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I am sooooo sorry. I have a mom who had a mom who enabled her issues. Its not hard. do me a favour and get a book "When will i be good enough" (I hope thats the write title) about narcassistic moms. There really isnt anything you can do to change her. its about putting up boundaries to her issues. you need to protect your new family and you also need to heal from her abuse. PM me any time you need to talk !!!!