My aunt — my mother´s youngest sister — left a chilling message on my cousin´s voicemail.
“Suzanne has to be institutionalized,” she pronounced without conscience or hesitation. “Don’t enable her delusions.”
Just like that. Suzanne was bipolar so she should be committed; lose her freedom, her rights. My aunt, whose exact qualifications elude me, was now a self-anointed/appointed psychiatrist.