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#216433 - 02/14/12 10:54 PM Meridian at Home
Di Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
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Loc: NM, transplant from NJ
It's time. After an "episode" a few weeks ago, we need to step in. But both parents are stubborn and don't WANT help. Yet, Dad did mention, in the midst of the episode, that he needed it.

Anyone have some wise words to offer? I'm already assuming Dad wants help since he did tell me. I'm not going to let him go back on his word.

I want to let him know that they, at least, need to give it a chance...to help US feel comfortable. That he has four kids who love him and worry about him.

Meridian at Home seems to be where we are leaning. They are covered under his healthcare plan.

Any tips?

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#216434 - 02/14/12 11:09 PM Re: Meridian at Home [Re: Di]
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I know in doing interventions to get people into treatment, it is vital to be objective in pointing out the issues and frame it in such a way that the person isn't being attacked:

I feel _____________ when you ___________ because _________.

This seems to be a similar situation. If you make sure he understands that you all love him and worry about him, and be specific about what happened during the episode you mention by being blunt and pointing out exactly what happened - the facts.

Just my two cents.
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#216435 - 02/14/12 11:25 PM Re: Meridian at Home [Re: yonuh]
Di Offline
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Thanks.....please fill in those blanks for me. yonuh. I'm a bit confused there.


Edited by Di (02/14/12 11:32 PM)

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#216436 - 02/15/12 12:44 AM Re: Meridian at Home [Re: Di]
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Okay.
I feel angry when you ignore me because it seems you are discounting me as a person.
I feel scared when you drive very fast because I don't want you to get hurt or to hurt someone else.
I feel happy when you hug me because it tells me you care about me.

Does that help?
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#216634 - 03/12/12 08:44 PM Re: Meridian at Home [Re: yonuh]
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Makes perfect sense to me!!!
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