I am being harassed and my reputation defamed by a family member and their partner. I have a medical condition that is currently under the process of getting recognized here in Australia, but these family members have been telling people I am mentally unstable and it is all in my head. They have also been posting on twitter and facebook about the disease I am suffering from and harassing others who suffer from it. My husband and I have also received numerous emails and messages from them despite us asking them to leave us alone. I am at a point where I am seeking legal advice as these people seem extremely unstable and I am concerned for the safety of my family. I am not sure what I can do here but any advice would be more than welcome. I am thinking of getting a restraining order but I am also concerned they will try to say I am an unfit mother for my children (since I am suffering from a medical condition) and go after me that way. Should I see a lawyer and start legal proceedings or leave it and hope they do not try to make my life any harder and that they cease their defamation and harassment? Thanks in advance.