My sister has expressed her will to not live anymore a few days ago. Since then, it seems her longing for death has somewhat diminished. Our mother has been staying home from work and has been with my sister these past few days.
What I’m wondering most is, how long do we have to keep an eye on her? I fully expect someone wanting to commit suicide to say they are all right at some point just to get people to leave them alone.
She is talking to a psychologist and psychiatric and just recently got a new diagnosis and hopefully the correct medication. Should we wait until her psychologist and/or psychiatric give us the ‘green light’ that she’s not suicidal anymore? Should we trust and respect her own wishes when she says she’s okay, even though she might be lying? How do you trust someone in these situations?
Any other tips on how to best support her would be greatly appreciated. I unfortunately live in a city about 2,5 hours away but have been texting her every day this past week just trying to show her I care about her. Luckily she lives with my parents right now and they look after her, but they are not mental health care experts by any means.