I'm 17 and my sister is 12. We've always had a very bad relationship, she steals my things, no matter how many times I've caught her and told her to never go into my room. We basically have no relationship and I like it that way. She is the kind of person I don't want to know. She is troubled, I know this. My parents know this. She is very confrontational and she is never satisfied. She's always yelling about something. I recently was going through one of my older journals just for the fun of it. I suddenly came across a page scrawled with obscenities saying "fuck you [my name]" and "whore" "fuck you" "motherfucker" and more. I was highly disturbed. I went back a page and realized I had written something about my sister on that page, complaining about her for something she did. While I agree what I wrote isn't nice, it wasn't meant for anyone else besides me to read. I'm a very private person and I've always been good at expressing how I feel through writing, its my only outlet and I never meant for anyone else besides me to read the things I wrote. I wrote all kinds of things, about boys, friends, and just my feelings in general. I feel sick to my stomach knowing someone else has read my deepest most inner thoughts. My parents don't seem to understand the gravity of the situation. They always say the feel bad for my sister because she is as I said, troubled, but they have never stopped to think about it affects me. How her stealing my things, reading my journal, and more, have affected how I grew up. She needs help. How can we help her? My parents are afraid to get her professional help because they don't want her to be labled as mentally ill. But she needs help before she does more damage to the other relationships in her life. Ours can no longer be salvaged, but she's still young enogh to change. Any suggestions?