Mom wants to kill herself with pills. What am I to do with a woman who is giving up on life?

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Have sister who went into my mother bank personal accts and mine, Knows everything I have and my mother. My brotherinlaw did her income tax after death of my father every yr.. My sister threats her. Mother is afraid of sister.Sister lives out of state came in last week to make trouble . I do not talk to sister , brother in law, neice due to my mother so there would be no stress on mother.She claim she has no use for my sister but when she calls she is as sweet as ice. My mother wants peace. Never happen. Now she wants to kill herself with pills. She tried yesterday I stop her and her balance since she had a knee surgury she fell and wounded her foot. What am I to do this women gave up on life. She is 91 yrs old. I do not know how to handle something like this.

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I'd get in touch with her doctor. She may be depressed, she could still be in pain, she's having family problems - there's a lot to consider. Her doctor may be able to suggest something based on what resources you have in your community.
Good luck,
Carol
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Many elders no longer want to live. My sympathies are with them. BUT suicide affects their caregivers and other family members as well. You have the right to not have to worry about her killing herself when she is in your care. If she tries and you see, then stop her and call 911. The ER handles suicide attempts, so they should know how to handle things.
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The fact that she's said that she wants to kill herself with pills means she is a danger to herself. This means that you don't need to wait for another threat or attempt. I would call 911 now for it sounds like she has both the desire and a plan.
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And she's acted on that plan and failed once. She might figure out a way for you not to catch her in time the next time she tries. So again, I would not wait for next time to call 911.
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We had life alert co. called the police and they calm her down. But she cut her leg with a wound that was bleeding. It also burning her. I put a antibodic cream and bandage but refuse hospital treatment. She is impossible , what she state one minute next minutes claims she never said that.
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