She asked the question...!!
Long story short.. my gf has a sister who has a history of mental illness and suicide attempts. She has been staying with us for a 'while' now, and frankly I'd like nothing more than to get rid of her. I can't really take my gun off in the house for fear of her grabbing it and offing herself...
I have to keep the rest of them locked up and not easily accessible should something happen.
So we are having a BBQ on sat, friends are over, her sister who is an alchoholic to boot is TRYING to get people to get her a beer but they all know better...
So she is talking to one of my close friends who at one point worked with suicidal people in the ER. They finish their conversation and he comes straight to me.. tells me that she needs to be admitted she has a plan and the means to pull it off.. (did not involve my guns, she just wants the attention of the attempts imo)..
I grab my gf tell her, and she calls her sisters Doc and she says to take her to the ER.. We get her in the car and start heading toward the ER.. at no point does she ask where we are going.. (yes the bbq went on, I trust anyone I ask into my home)..
Well the hospital we needed to take her to was NOT in the best part of town.. and when trying to park at the ER i was told to move my truck that we weren't 'emergency'.. So we had to park about 5 blocks away..
We're walking to the admissions area and the sun is close to being set and my gf hates the neighborhood, she looks at me and says, 'Please tell me you have your friend with you'.. I said yes of course and had to smile.. she is getting her CCW.. but she is dragging it out because she isn't sure if she really is comfortable with her ability.. I know more training.. but it made me happy, that she felt more comfortable with my carrying.. she used to ask why I had to take it everywhere.. now she asks if I have it :)
On a side note.. mental health care in Colorado is a joke.. they admitted her, sent her to the treatment facility and then released her less than 24 hours later.. because she told them she didn't have a plan.. and they believed her even though she admitted to drinking a 1/5th of Vodka with her pills the night before to 'sleep'... Oh and saying she was going to kill herself when they let her out.. admitting to that right infront of the Dr..
I don't know if you guys have ever had to deal with anyone like this.. but man.. I don't know how much longer I can tolerate not telling her to get the hell out.. As heartless as that sounds.. she has already cost us about $5k and thinks she doesn't have to follow any rules in our house...