The first 2 weeks of this month, my sis was in the hospital. She was admitted after 4 calls to local law enforcement that were a result of her own hallucinations. After stabilizing medications, and a transfer to a more advanced psych unit the second week, she was stable but hostile. She submitted a 72 hour release form against medical advise, and quite honestly I think they were glad to be rid of her as she was disruptive in the unit. They released her with 8 prescriptions and no instructions for myself or my 86 year old dad. Because she is an adult, and she lives alone, privacy laws do not allow us access to her diagnosis, medication instructions, etc. She has now isolated herself due to the “spirits” as well as hallucinations that she is being watched “by people outside with binoculars” and is refusing to take her meds or seek medical attention. I live 30 miles from her, have a career, a husband, and truly a life that I love. Obviously, since I am her only sibling and my pop is independent, but elderly and he is a widow, it seems I am the one to take charge of the situation. But that of itself is a challenge. My dad has always rolled with what has always been a demanding sister, he has enabled her every whim for many many years. I expect that her mental illness has been progressing for some time, but has escalated to what it is now. Basically she is terrified and he is in denial due to the shame of mental illness. I can see it clearly, but am not sure where to go from here. She has a history of brain injury and stroke and has been on disability for 16 years. She is refusing MRI. She seems to be constantly reaching to the past and delusional about who is living, dead, and the who’s who of the many people she has driven out of her life over the years. Even to the point that she believes an ex husband, who none of us have seen in 20 years and since remarried, is coming to reunite with her. That is just one of the many impossible delusions she has. Anyone else encounter a similar situation? Am I destined to get an attorney and have her committed? I’ve not been able to find a peer sibling support group locally in central Ohio. That’s why I landed here in hopes of finding some answers. Thank you for listening and for any support you can give by sharing similar experiences and results.