Hello all! I'm new to this community, and I have a lot of family issues to sort through (as do we all, I suppose!) My mother is mentally ill (delusional) and I'm the only one of her three children who keeps in contact with her (she has hurt my brothers, but they can't understand her illness and severed contact). However, I'm spending 2 hours on the phone every day acting as her counselor. She cries, and repeats the same issues over and over. I am trying to get her to go to a psychiatrist, which she qualifies for free visits, but she keeps saying her appointments were rescheduled. I just don't know how to be her support anymore if she won't try to help herself. She definitely needs it, but she won't admit it to us. Does anyone have any advice on what to do? Am I enabling her to use me as a therapist? I don't know how I can get her the help she needs! Thanks for the help...
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