I've been distanced from my family for 18 years due to mental health issues of mine that make it near impossible to have contact with family without total panic and anxiety attacks.
My elderly mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and my cousin wants me to fly over to PR for several weeks to meet with the doctors, get up to date and take over everything, she says it's my legal obligation since the island has Filial Responsibility Laws.
My family doesn't know about my problem and quite frankly from my experience growing up I don't think they'll understand so I've let them think that I am just an ungrateful daughter all of these years because just the thought of opening up to them about my mental health struggles triggers a panic attack.
I don't feel that my mental state could handle this pressure and responsibility due to my severe anxiety.
Is there anything that I can do?