my mother has paranoia schizophernia disorder- manic depression, bipolar and has had these disorders for about 15 - 16 years now. It has recently ( past two months) gotten much worse. Ever since her first nervouse break down she has been in and out of the hospital 2-5 times a year. She went a whole year without going once 8 years ago. The last two months she has been hospitalized 5 or 6 times. It is getting hard to keep count and this is only in the time frame of 2 months. She is Needing to go back very badly right now. It is so hard to make the call for her to go because everytime she refuses and cops have to get involved. She was actually arrested before for trespassing at her bank. Yelling and screaming at a clerk, as she was asked to leave she refused and continued to yell. The cops came and she gave them a hard time and they charged her with tresspassing. She was arrested and taken in. My oldest sibling went down to get her, as she was just to sign a piece of paper and would be able to leave, she would not sign the paper. she thought if she signed it that the sheriff was evil and she would be signing paper saying she would be hurt. she believed the sheriff was a bad person out to get her. as she thinks about many people. She ended up choosing not to sign and stayed in jail over night. She has done some very outrageous things and cops have been involved countless numbers of time. that was the first time she was in custody and sent to a holding cell, and charged with something. Unfortunatly the whole police department knows her. My Father couldn't take it and about 4 years into it, as her disorder started, he had to leave her. She was to leave the house and was sent to a homeless shelter where she stayed for 2 months until she was able to move into an apartment paid for by the government. She was living with people with disorders as well and gone through many different apartments with many different roomates because of her not being able to get along with her roomates. She now lives alone, and stays in her apartment all day everyday. she leaves to grocery shop, and takes a walk here and there. these days she doesnt leave at all. People bring her medicine every morning and watch her take it. as she has had a problem taking her medicine on her own since i can remember and that causes her to have to be hospitalized. This is just a few things that go on. I have been dealing with this problem all my life, and It gets better, and than it gets worse. its very hard to deal with because this is my mother and i care about her and love her more than anything.I just want some answers. It seems as though her case manager and the Pact team as they call themselves really don't care, nor do much about it. she gets hospitalized and is released in a few days, a week, maybe 2 weeks at a time, when she is most certainly not ready to go home. the voices she hears all day everyday and says she cannot sleep because they won't stop. They threaten to kill her and she changes the locks on her door about twice a month because she believes somebody has her key all the time. especially when she is hospitalized, not a home for a period of time, when she gets back she always believes somebody has been in the house. I don't know what to do. I try to be there for her and go see her a few times a week but theres only so much i can sit and listen to her. Its extremely difficult because the things she says are absolutley unreal. its hard on me, because when she tells me something like i have been talking to them to and i say no she calls me a liar and gets angry. she thinks i am in on whatever they are trying to do. that i hear the voices and talk to them to. she believes me and my two brothers all have twins as well. and my father is a twin and has always been a twin since they met in Korea a very long time ago. They had a rough marriage, money was tight, my dad was going from job to job, they had 3 kids to take care of, and when my mom got to the states she barely knew any english and my father was always working. she worked for a few years until she was diagnosed with the Schizophrenia Paranoia Disorder. She had to be let go because she was hospitalized to much and missed to much work. she worked one other job after that and then had to stop all together, and hasnt worked since. So i guess my question is, as i said before the last few months shes been hospitalized about5 or 6 times and is in need to go back but it seems she gets out is a little better and then gets way worse as she is right now. I dont know what to do. i feel helpless and i want to know if there is something i could do to help in some way. Should i make the call for them to come take her back to the physch ward? Please help me. I am so scared for her life. I can't be there everyday all day and i need to do something.
And like i said she has always had a problem taking her medicine. our guess is that she isn't taking it everytime she goes crazy. They come and watch her take it in the morning, but in the evening she is suppose to take it before bed on her own. We assume she doesn't take it at night. She has is stuck in her head that God heals all and there is no need to take medicine- about 14- 15 years ago a church she attended told her that. She will get very defensive and angry when me and my siblings ask her is she is taking her medicine and says she is every time we ask. She complains about the side effects all time- make her gain weight. eat all the time. sleep all day. so when she is now telling me she hasnt slept in days and isnt eating ( which is very noticeable is why we assume she stops taking the meds because of the side effects) She thinks the world is out to get her and is telling me the voices won't stop, it saddens me and i really need to know what to do so please help me even if it is advice that could help. i would do anything for her and dont want to lose her so please help me! thank you.