Episode 18: Anyone here have overdose experience?
SD15 has twice declared that she overdosed on pills, prompting ER visits, mental health treatment cul-de-sacs, and causing her mother to lose her goddamned mind.
I don't think she took the pills. I think she lied, partially or entirely, about both incidents.
Let me explain.
The first incident she had supposedly swallowed a bottle of muscle relaxers. On Friday night. And told her therapist about it on Monday morning.
The second incident she supposedly swallowed bottles of Adderall. On Friday night. And told her mother about it on Sunday.
I researched overdose symptoms for both those drugs. She had none of the symptoms in either case. The doctors didn't give her any of the recommended/usual treatments for overdoses on those drugs. She was surrounded by family from the time she supposedly took the pills until the time she told someone and nobody noticed any changes to her behavior or appearance.
Please keep in mind that my doubt has had absolutely zero effect on her treatments (because as a SM, I don't exist except to carry her health insurance). And regardless of whether she actually did these things, I believe she clearly needs help and possibly drugs.
Do any of you have experience with this? How do you handle repeated events such as this? Because we all know this won't be the last time she cries suicide as long as BM gives her rewards (BM kicked her BF out of the house for SD15 after the first pill-swallow. And bought her a new phone and sent her to a treatment resort after the second one. And kicks the siblings out of the house so that she can pay exclusive attention to SD. And brings her breakfast in bed every morning before school. And etc etc.). What's a SM to do?