In the last month my daughter has become more defiant. She suffers from depression and anxiety and takes medication daily. She stopped taking her medication for about two months, and her behavior slowly changed and it became out of control when her close friend blocked her. She became very upset with crying and screaming, which escalated to her stating she "could not be here anymore" and that she just wanted to die. Mobile Crisis unit was called to the house and they deemed her as a danger to herself and she was admitted to the hospital and stayed one night. I do not believe she is suicidal but there is something wrong with her as she does not seem to connect her actions to the outcome. She was very rude to her friend, cursing and yelling, and then becomes upset when he blocks her.
She has been taking her medication which was increased for two weeks now, and her behavior has improved. She was actually logging into her online classes and doing some school work. However, she switched excessive use of the phone with watching movies that goes up to 2:00 am and she insists I stay up with her to watch the movies.
The reason I am reaching out is that she had another major episode yesterday. She reached to friends in a group chat for the first time to tell them that she was back and feeling better. The group of kids were happy that she was feeling better, but they asked for an apology for the way she treated them when she was off her medication- which was rude, with cursing and calling them names and wishing they would all die. She became extremely upset and stated that she was not ready to apologize. She was at a friends house when this occurred and she called me crying and ask that I come pick up her. On the way home she asked me to pull over and I assumed she was sick and needed to get out the car. When I pulled over she got out of the car and refused to get back in, we stood in a church parking lot for more than hour, while she screamed and told me to leave while using profanity. I called her dad, and she spoke with him on the phone, and was screaming "I dont care" over and over. I finally got her in the car and came home.
It has been difficult for me to provide discipline because I dont know if its her mental health and taking the TV, cell phones, or not allowing her to seen her friends will make things worse. I actually have to encourage her to see friends, and asked her to watch TV to distract. What should I do?
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