17 September 2010

My nurse thinks my sister needs a mental health nurse. I agree. She is seeing a psychiatrist privately, I think, whereas I am in the public system. My sister prefers to keep her illness from me and I see her rarely. She may deny how bad it is as a way of holding herself together, but she may lack insight into how profoundly the demands she makes as a consequence effect her life and relationships. My sister would like me to not say anything to her doctor. I do not believe in intruding when she has said no. Each time she takes medication for her condition her moods get more unstable. She is suffering a great deal and must feel very unsafe around other people as a result of her roller coaster of emotions.

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