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So it seems my sister may have tried to kill herself

It just gets better and better. I just spoke with my mom, and she said that all of last weeks my sister was acting totally manic.

She was saying that she was going to start school again on Monday, and that she went to a bank to discuss loans for starting a business working with old people. All sorts of crazy behaviour. Then I guess she and my mom got into it on Thursday and my sister went off and took way too many of her prescription meds.

The police and an ambulance were at my house and my sister has been in the hospital since it happened. She saw a psychiatrist who said she was probably bipolar. Well no shiit, I've been saying for ages that she is and I'm not a doctor. Apparently my sister is very happy to be in the hospital and having people looking after her.

I know it's a mental problem, but I'm so over this. I have been waiting for her suicide attempt since I was 12, and now here it is. I hope she gets strong medicine and sorts herself out.

My usual disclaimer: I know I sound heartless and I should have some compassion etc. I don't. I'm over it. 

I'm sure some of you would like to point out that my parents need to take some responsibility for how she is, but please do not post that in here. I don't want to hear it right now. 


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Re: So it seems my sister may have tried to kill herself

  • All I can say is lots of hugs for you.
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  • As you know I've been through basically all of this with my bipolar sis. I know exactly how you feel, including the part about being over it. I really hope it turns out okay hon.
  • Hugs to you. Your sister sounds ill, we aren't judging anyone. Again, hugs, big ones,
  • Scary stuff!  It's about damn time she gets the help she needs.
  • Hugs to you. This seems like a very stressful situation, even though you're totally over all of her behavior. Hopefully the doctors will get her some meds that'll help straighten out her moods.
  • Hugs to you Meggers.  I am sorry you are going through this.  I have been through this with my sister as well, its quite a similar story.  PM me if you ever want to talk about it. 
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  • No judgement here.  Bipolar people off meds (or never on them) can take a huge toll on families and friends.  Hugs!
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  • Sisters, honestly. I think the girls on here (me included) have more issues with their sisters than their MILs!

    I hope your sister gets the help she needs and then maybe everyone's life will be better for it. 

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  • More big hugs. That sounds so tiring to deal with. Easy to guess why you are over it.
  • I'm sorry. My dad is bipolar, and I know it's difficult. *hugs*
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  • (((hugs)))  I'm sorry meggers.
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  • Lots of hugs to you, Meggers.
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  • I'm so sorry. You're right it's good she is getting the help she needs and I hope it works for all yours sake. Glad she is okay and I can't imagine what you are going through be so far away.
  • So sorry to hear that. I think your sister and my sister are one and the same. She has been told she is bipolar and refuses to take any medication for it. She and I don't talk anymore, she is too much of a negative influence on my family :(
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  • So sorry to hear this.  What a difficult time for you, your sister, and your family.  Hopefully, she will now get the treatment she obviously so desperately needs.  Lots of hugs to you!

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  • (((Hugs)))

    I don't have a bi-polar sibling, but my little brother has depression/mental issues he needs to be treated for (and won't do it).  He sounds a lot like your sister sometimes.  I've dealt with it for years and years, so I know how it feels to want to "give up" on her.  It sucks and it is necessary to save yourself the heartache sometimes. 

    I hope things work out and your sister gets the treatment she needs.

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  • I don't think you sound heartless. You sound burnt out on all her drama, and it is not suprising. I am glad she is okay and that maybe she can get the treatment she needs now. *hugs* having someone with a mental illness in the family can put a huge strain on family relations and it sucks (for lack of a better term)
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