Thank you for telling us your very moving story. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to know what how to help a loved one experiencing mental illness. It could be that if you hadn’t gotten her treatment, she would have died sooner. Maybe it’s not a question of medication and psychiatry being the problem, or being the solution, but of trying all the options with a gentle hand.

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