What can I do legally if my sister has invaded my privacy affecting my mental health?

01/15/2009 - Mental Health - State: MA #14996

Full Question:

I made a private statement to my sister and she made it public knowledge. I never want to hurt anybody and by her disclosing this information and telling this at my new place of employment and telling my new boss personal and private information about me, I am harassed in and out if work and can not leave my house without people knowing who I am and knowing my most deepest thoughts. This has destroyed my life and I am at the point where I have to leave my home and/or start killing or suing for personal damages and invasion of privacy.

Answer:

I understand that you are very distressed. However, violence is not the answer to your problems, it will only create far, far worse problems. I don't know what the specific issue involved is, but there are many resources for help available. Do not get discouraged and be persistent and you will find the help you need. You are not alone, others have dealt with the same emotions and can teach you ways to cope that are constructive, rather than destructive. Don't act out of despair, you can find solutions and work through your feelings, as many others have. Please consult your spiritual advisor or contact a professional at one of the links below to guide you in getting the help and support you need.



Please see the information at the following links:

http://library.umassmed.edu/ementalhealth/services.cfm
http://www.blackstonedaily.com/resource%20guide.pdf
http://www.namimass.org/helpline/inforefer3.htm
http://www.mhselfhelp.org/resources/index.php
http://singleparents.about.com/od/support/ht/findingmhhelp.htm
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/databases/kdata.aspx?state=MA
http://www.bu.edu/cpr/reasaccom/educa-go-mencon.html
http://www.mamhca.org/contact.htm
http://www.mclean.harvard.edu/education/consumers/links.php
http://definitions.uslegal.com/p/privacy/
http://definitions.uslegal.com/r/right-to-privacy/
http://definitions.uslegal.com/d/defamation-and-libel/

01/15/2009 - Category: Mental Health - State: MA #14996

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