DGD seems to be delusional and not getting better

Newksm

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She is now home from the Northwest part of the country and with us in the central part of the states. She's been here three nights and is not getting any better. We have her son who is 21 months old with us and i had him since early December when she asked me to fly out and get him. Abusive boyfriend is also back near us and staying with his parents. His parents will not allow him to leave and don't want them to have contact which I agree. But she is so hyper focused on him that everyday she says you said you take me to see him today and I have to give her the whole history that his parents want him to get better and that if he leaves their home he is not welcome back and he will be homeless.

I do not have the information of what drugs she was on except weed which is legal there. But she's very skinny and the first day she was here she seems very slow to be able to verbally respond. She has bizarre thoughts of her powers. Like yesterday she slept 13 hours woke up after 8 a.m. and said I'm exhausted and I said oh you been sleeping a long time "well I was protecting the city all night long". And I said from your room? And she replied " you just don't understand how it works." Apparently in her mind she flew the plane here. Not just flew on it she flew the plane from her seat in the main cabin. I guess it's all mind control.

Sometimes she writes things to me and I have to read it and not respond out loud because THEY will hear us. So I write back, she reads it and then she crumbles up the paper. She said she has worked with doctors all over the world. She says she's a very social person and has friends all over the world. But she's never on her phone interacting with anybody. She tells me she has a job but she's never applied to anything since she got here. She only wants to see the good in people she said she feels everything that everybody is going through and she was sent by God to bring peace to the world.

When they were in the Northwest state her boyfriend serve 30 days in jail for domestic violence. When I tried to talk to her about that she said she lied about him abusing her. He's been abusive since she was 14 I don't think she lied she called the police three different times and they responded three different times before they took him. They were staying with her mom and she witnessed some of the abuse that was not there the day it happened.

Any of you guys dealt with this type of psychosis? It could be drug-related trauma-related and from what I've read even weed psychosis that brings on latent mental health issues like schizophrenia. I'm sorry I haven't kept up to date on the post because it's all overwhelming plus I'm watching and caring for the grandson. Please share any ideas you have. I know she needs help but I don't know how to get her to agree to go anywhere voluntarily. I've talked to the Mental Health crisis team I've talked to the police I've talked to someone she's seen in the past for medication for anxiety. Ksm
 
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Crayola13

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Have you talked with a social worker about getting a court order to have her committed for a three day hold? Occasionally, a person can be Baker Acted. It’s very hard to have this done.

The three of you are in my prayers.
 

Deni D

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
ksm, are you sure she doesn't have access to any drugs at the moment? You know to make sure if her psychosis is drug induced she's not helping it along currently. I think I would be looking at anything she might call supplements also. My son has been psychotic a few times, both trauma and drug induced. I don't know how someone would be able to tell the difference without the person admitting to taking drugs or not. But I have heard just stopping whatever substance may have caused it doesn't guarantee it going away.

Has the mental health crises unit talked to her at all? Considering she's really out of touch with reality I guess it depends on their threshold as to if they consider her to be a danger to herself. Has she actually done anything that could be considered a danger to herself, like tried to jump out of a window or whatnot? If so that's the thing to tell the Mental Health Crisis unit. But at that they may only put her on a 24 hour hold from my experience, well unless she can't control herself enough to seem stable with strangers, then they would keep her and hopefully start her on an antipsychotic.

There's no magic one size fits all to talk someone into going for help though, it kind of depends on her. Could you start by trying to get her into your GP for a check up and bloodwork? See how that goes.

I'm hoping you are able to get her some help soon.
 

Newksm

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Deni...I am 95% positive...as she came home with no luggage and i checked her purse when she was sitting in our camper Thursday as she "needed peace and solitude" so I had leave the house and sit in camper. She accuses us of messing with her mind and she can hear our thoughts. She hasn't left or had anyone over.

I was able to read online lab reports as her biomom set up a digital account for the hospital to get results using the last 4 digits of her SS# and she shared the log in with me. There was meth and opioid that showed up I believe on the 8th of this month. She had 3 ER visits in the last 20 days. She was at a young adult shelter and they called an ambulance because she couldn't stay awake. But she left da I rly quickly. The second time 5he crisis team talked her in to going and promised her a bed when doctor authorized her yo transfer. She left the next day. Then the police found her wandering around and took her back and they didn't admit her,

I did see she dropped from 120 # to 111 in about one week.

I know she needs help...it's just trying to get her to go that is the problem...
 

Copabanana

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Ksm. She could have them (drugs) in a very small space next to her body. For example Friday traffickers transport huge quantities of drugs in body cavities and inside of bodies. On the plane she would not have had drugs in her purse.
 

Newksm

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Maybe... but I see some small improvements...she is more active. She doesnt sit and stare as much, she can answer a little quicker...but still has delusional thoughts...like today, with wind chill it was -3 degrees. She opened the door to see how cold it was. Then said since she is not calm and happy...the weather got cold. And sometimes she will yell at us because we said something negative about her in our mind and she can hear our thoughts. Ksm
 

Deni D

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
ksm, this is so worrying for you. I know how you feel, I've been there many times. As an adult, she can refuse treatment unless she is deemed to be a "danger to herself or others". And that determination of her being a danger to herself is subjective according to the local mental health unit and police.

It's good she seems to be coming around a little bit but it's clear she really needs help. From what you have mentioned she is paranoid and has marked delusional thinking.

Most likely from what you've mentioned she doesn't have any substances at the moment, but considering meth and opioids showed up on blood tests only a week ago it's kind of strange she's not desperately trying to get out to get something. Maybe that's the reason she's trying to get in contact with the boyfriend so much and can't think of any other way right now. I'd keep a very close eye on her for any outside contact for now if I were you regardless of anything else.

At your place she will not be doing drugs and she has the safety net of support from trauma that may have triggered possible underlying mental illness. This is very good for the short term but most likely will only help in turning her life around but not steer the ship to any degree.

I'm hoping regardless of what she is sharing with you that she knows she's not thinking right and she will come around and decide she needs mental health help.
 
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