My difficult child and I have been arguing all weekend because I want her to enter a transitional program for young adults with depression. She is 25, no job, and hasn't left the house in a month, spends all her time in bed. She says I can't make her go to this residential program because she is an adult. I finally said she could not stay here unless she went to therapy and was actively looking for a job. Her respone was fine, she will go die on the streets. She has been in her bed all day and is not eating at all. I made her scrambled eggs and toast and she threw it in the garbage. I am at a loss. Do I ignore her? Take her to the emergency room? How long can she go without food before she causes permanent damage? If i take her to the emergency room she could face involuntary commitment and/or forced electroshock. She knows this but doesn't care, says maybe they will shock her enough that she will die. What do I do? I am so freaked out I can't think straight, and no one here seems to be taking ths seriously.