This is a long overdue update…
From my last post my roommate drove away while in a panic. That night she crashed into a parked car and totalled her car, the police drove her back to my house. From that point on she has been completely dependant on me for food and other things she needed to live comfortly. It has been very difficult for me and disrupted my life with financial burdens since she no longer contributes any money. It continued this way for months and still unable to get her any help.
Because of the pandemic, trying to have her evicted was, what I felt, impossible without hiring a lawyer of which I could not afford so I did the best I could living with her. Unfortunately, her condition and delusions got worse and one day when I left with a friend to go fishing she took my car keys and stole my car. When I returned after fishing for a few hours I saw she had left and I immediately called the police to report she had stolen my car and that I feared she could be a danger because of her mental state. The police found her 5am the next morning parked infront of the Court house and told me I could come claim my vehicle. When I arrived she was still in the back of the police car screaming and crying hysterically. It was heartbreaking too see her so scared that it made me cry also but what could I do. I informed the police about her condition to which the officer replied, “shes fucking insane”. She was charged and booked with a felony and released the following morning without any medical evaluation. I had all her belongings out on my porch and told her she could not come in my home and I called for the police to come again. Someone I do not know or seen before had drivin her from the station to my home let her gather her things as the police made sure she did not come back inside my house and they drove away. She has not tried to come back or contact me since and I do not know where she is now.
I just wanted to share my experience to let others out there know that the system will not provide any help for anyone in my situation. I had the mental health evaluation team come to my house 3 times, each time they came they were unable to provide assistance because my roommate locked herself in a room and would not consent, because ofcourse she didnt think she was sick. I was forced to basically throw her out on the street after she stolen my car and became a danger to others. I feel that I was alone to deal with this even after reaching out to this community for help and also the MET team for not following up after knowing I had a person with a serious MI and needed professional help that I could not provide. People could have been hurt and the saddest part is that she is still untreated and suffering.
What would have helped me in this situation is: After the mental health evaluation team confirmed she needed professional help and knowing she would not comply, they have to come back and talk to her and atleast try to help her understand that she can be helped. I would be afraid too if there was police outside my door and an ambulance with lights going and 10 other people outside with a gurney with straps on it, all this happening at the same time shes in a panic state of mind was too much for her. They should send one Dr. a day or two after just to talk to her without any threat and I really feel this could have helped her and maybe she would have gotten help.
Good luck to those in situations like mine, good luck.