excellent! well said. Noah is the one who knows she isnt right in the head and needs to take steps towards committing her.
Quote BigBluePlate: My understanding of mental illness is that part of the illness is believing nothing's wrong with you, therefore you stop taking your medications. Yes, Sharon knows she's bipolar, but right now she's on a "high"and is unable to see that a low will come. In Sharon's mind, she's just fine, and that's part of the illness. My sister's friend's son is a paranoid schizophrenic. He knows he has this illness, yet refuses to take his meds sometimes, and all hell breaks loose. I belive the Navy yard's shooter's family knew something was wrong, but couldn't do anything as most laws don't force the mentally ill to take medications. My mom has Alzheimer's, and in the early stages we could not get her to see reason even though she was boarding up windows in the house for fear that one of my sisters would break in, not to mention hiding things in strange places, like her purse in the oven. She didn't refuse medication, thank
God, but if she had, there would have been little we daughters could do
from a legal standpoint until she was a danger to herself or others. But by then it's too late in most cases, like with the Navy shooting. So sad. I hope Sharon gets the help she needs before she causes any more damages.
If a person is mentally ill and cannot take care of themselves then the family has to take responsibility for that person. They will have to get the doctor to clear them as insane and take them to a mental institution or hospital. Even if they have not done anything but when diagnose and yet the person is still not following the proper protocol then the family will have the power of attorney.
In Sharon's case, Noah will be the one to make the decision for her since she's incapable of doing it. If they have to strap her up and force the medication down her throat then that's what will happen in order to prevent her from endangering other people. At this point, Sharon is psychotic.
She's psychotic because she has no remorse regarding her action. That's what differentiate between someone mentally ill and not. People that doesn't have mental illness have remorse and guilt and they can differentiate right and wrong.