Facebook Pixel

Question and Concern

By October 10, 2019 - 1:51am
Rate This

Hi, I have a question to ask to be sure about something. My sister is 30 years old and she has depression, paranoia and anxiety. She has severe paranoia and she bothers us so much over how she is. She has false belief and has wrong thinking. Whatever we tell her she doesn’t listen. She’s very sure from how she is and bothers us by keep arguing and yelling. We don’t know what to do with her and drives everyone crazy. I would like to know what can we do to help her stop this? The problem is she bothers so much like this and doesn’t want to listen to anyone. Please let me know what you think I can do.

Add a Comment2 Comments

HERWriter Guide

Hello Melissa6666

Thank you for writing!

I remember helping you on this matter several years ago. I'm sorry things have not improved.

If your family feel that your sister is a danger to herself or others, you can talk to medical professionals and have her "sanctioned" which means forced into medical care for a certain amount of time. These sanctions are not easy to get but are certainly possible.

However, it sounds like your sister's concerns are very bothersome to you, rather than dangerous. If you live with her, consider moving out. Adults siblings are not necessarily meant to live with each other. Getting some privacy and space will help.

If your sister is living with her parents, they can encourage her to seek medical help but the onus is really on her to see help. She cannot be forced to therapy or forced on medication if she doesn't want help. Another alternative would be for your parents to remove her from the family home so she is forced to seek help although that may backfire and she may end up homeless. You are limited in what you can do. Since you are a grown woman yourself, find a place of your own that you can afford so you can have some peace of mind. You can always visit home often and help out if needed.


October 10, 2019 - 12:01pm
(reply to SusanC)

Thanks for your reply. The solution you gave are not that easy. Forcing her to get some kind of help is the only way. We have to think about what we can do anyway.

October 12, 2019 - 11:37am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.