My SIL has recently be diagnosed with schizophrenia and was discovered to have a fairly significant drug habit. Her boyfriend is in jail and she is living with my ILs (and was living there before her brief stay in a short-term in patient mental health facility as well). The drs at the mental health facility prescribed several different types of psychotherapy (individual and group counseling) and prescribed some medications but said she didn't need to do a long inpatient stay at this time (though he may have given my MIL the option...I don't know).
SIL also has an 18 month old son. My ILs have taken over care of the toddler (and were pretty much doing so for the past few months anyway). I believe they are planning on petitioning for temporary custody.
Since my SILs return to my ILs house, things have be extremely stressful for them, my SIL is constantly going off on them for every little thing (which i'm sure make perfect sense to her, but aren't at all predictible or reasonable to my ILs). Her treatment of her son is...worrisome, to put it mildly. It alternates between selfishly possessive (waking him up because she wants to play) and very heavy handed (time outs and yelling at him for completely age appropriate behavior....possible spankings). We all understand that this is largely the schizophrenia. Her paranoia seems to drive a lot of what goes on.
But my ILs are starting to realize that they may need to find housing for her. I don't think they can handle the stress of living with her at the moment while taking care of her son as well. And her son is definitely getting more turmoil in his life since she came home. I don't know if that has to mean "commiting" her or if there is some way to find a residential program of sorts. They are planning to call their insurance provider after the holiday weekend, but I was trying to figure out what is available in our area for them....MIL and FIL aren't always skilled at finding out all the options and they need the help.
So....where do we begin?
(she doesn't have a job--and doesn't seem to be able to hold one--and doesn't think that there is anything really 'wrong' with her. the ILs have money to get her help but not a lot. so something super pricey probably wouldn't be an option).