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What can I do to stop my mentally ill wife from defaming me?

Question Details: We have been married for 7 years and have a 2 year old son together that stays with me and my parents. We recently separated in May of this year. She has a mental illness and has been in and out of the hospital since before we got married. Currently, she is in another hospital that allows her to make call and now she has not stopped defaming me. She calls friends, family, relatives etc. Recently, she involved the the police, accusing me of all sorts of things. Today 2 detectives came and visited my parents house asking questions because they couldn't believe all the things she was accusing me of. How can I stop her from continuing to make my life impossible? Would a restraining order help? I don't know where to start or what to do other than I do not want her to be arrested or sent to jail, I just want her to stop doing what she is currently doing and get the help she needs.

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