As I hung up the phone relief washed over me, my younger sister is making progress. There were many sign posts that my sister was having troubles. Three weeks ago I researched the symptoms I was seeing. I found a medical info-graphic that lead me to the exact information I needed and was convinced enough to offer Marlene my help. Marlene, looking relieved, started talking about her paralyzing anxiety. She agreed to let me go with her to a psychiatric assessment. Since then, she has been attending treatment regularly and her psychiatrist prescribed a Benzodiazepine-class medication to relieve some of her symptoms.
Today she said she wants to join a weekly Yoga class with me!