It started 6 months ago, now I live with my grandparents because of this issue. Basically, my mother started getting into card readings and then she started to buy crystals. After that she started to say that our house was haunted and started screaming Jesus quotes in the middle of the night around 11pm to 3am. Then she started to put salt all over the floor and around the sofa and started sleeping there instead of her bed I heard her whispering to herself and she said she wasn’t crazy and just writing a story (which I didn’t believe). At this point I was 1 week into the summer holidays towards the end of July, she then started coming into my room and asking if she could sleep in my bed because she was scared and poured salt in my bed so i decided to swap rooms with her so i didnt have to sleep in a bed with salt everywhere. Then she suddenly came into my room and said were moving house and going to LA which took me by suprise and left me speechless and upset. She then went on to say we cant bring any of our belongings from that house with us because evil entity’s were in them and she said that she would buy everything again. After that she said we were gonna be picked up in leeds we went there and waited for 9 hours. I kept asking when they were gonna come but she kept ignoring me, after the 9 hours had past she ordered a taxi and i asked where we were going but again she never answered till she said to the taxi driver the address of my grandparents then we stayed at there house for 2 weeks, After that my mother left to stay with her old high school friend and then got married 2 weeks later. I decided to stay with my grandparents and because of this i had to move school and lose everyone i know and start over. I also went back to the house to get some electronics for me and my siblings, I gave my brother his 2DS and my mum lied to my face and said it was broken when i was using it earlier and put it in the bin. Then she said there was a devil pit under the sink
Your exact question is unclear so I will provide a broad answer. I am sorry that this is happening to you and your family. Certainly, this has to be challenging for everyone involved.
It’s difficult to know what might be wrong with your mother. It could be that she’s experiencing severe psychological distress and/or a psychological condition. She seems unwell. Going to live with your grandparents was a very wise idea. You should stay with them as long as you can or need to do so. Hopefully, your siblings are living there too or found a stable and safe place to live.
In the meantime, encourage your mother to seek help. She may take your advice but be prepared for the fact that she may not. If she is psychologically unwell, she might not be able to recognize her symptoms as being problematic or appreciate how her behavior is affecting the family.
You should also partner with your grandparents and siblings to encourage your mother to seek help. Consider it a family intervention. If you were all to take a unified stance, it might help her to realize that she needs help. You might also try family therapy. She may not be willing to go to one-on-one counseling but she might be willing to try family therapy. If everyone is willing to go, she might be willing too. I hope this helps you. Don’t hesitate to write again, if you have additional questions. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle
My Mum Is Putting Salt Everywhere
Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW
Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.
APA Reference Randle, K. (2018). My Mum Is Putting Salt Everywhere. Psych Central.
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