Unless and until she reaches the point where she can be declared mentally incompetent, she has the right to refuse treatment, even though it is not in her best interest to do so. You can try having a gentle talk with her, but if you try to force the issue, she is likely to turn on you and decide you are one of the “bad guys.” There isn’t much you can do besides pray for her.
I know how frustrating it is when they won’t cooperate. My own mother has had several psychiatric admissions for depression. She takes her meds, but she won’t be straight with the therapists, she tells them what she thinks they want to hear instead of what’s really going on with her. :banghead: I just want to shake her sometimes! So I feel your pain… sigh
*I turn to you, St. Dymphna, dear virgin and martyr, confident of your power with God and of your willingness to take Em’s mother’s cause into your hands. I praise and bless the Lord for giving you to us as patron of the nervous and emotionally disturbed. I firmly hope that through your kind intercession He will restore her lost serenity and peace of mind. May He speak to her heart and reassure her: “My peace I give you. Let not your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid.”
Pray for Em’s mother, dear St. Dymphna, that her nervous and emotional turmoil may cease, and that she may again know serenity and personal peace. Amen.*