Tell me YOUR gut, if these were your shoes
If you have a 22 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and you also have a teen daughter who has no issues, mental or otherwise, would YOU choose to keep the older child in your care?
No father in picture. Mom works FT outside of home.
Older daughter has shown violent behavior and has gone as far as to sell things from the home, as in TV and PC's. This young lady has no job, has a revoked driver's license and no vehicle.
She spends her days sobbing uncontrollably and refuses to see her psychiatrist, and often refuses her meds.
She frequently shows up at her mother's place of employment for reasons like "she is hungry" and there is a fridge full of food at home.
The MOM in this case has made it clear to me and others that she will NEVER place this daughter in a home outside of hers. She feels it is HER FULL responsibility, lifetime, to care for this daughter.
What would YOU do in a case like this, as the parent?
Could you live with yourself if you made the choice to admit your child into a facility for the mentally impaired?
(I know of another mom who refused to kick her 18 y/o drug doing thieving son out of the house because she "could not handle knowing her kid is on the streets")
I am VERY curious how the moms here will approach this topic.