If it took 8 years to get your child well enough to live a normal life, then I am only 2 years into my navigation of anosognosia and schizophrenia. I would be curious to know how you did it exactly. The police have been called to my home 35 times approximately in the last two years. Four times out of 35 times, she was involuntarily taken. Each time she was released as “not dangerous to self or others”. Guardianship in my county does not necessarily mean that I can force her onto drugs she doesn’t wish to take. And to quote several policemen, and a judge, “it isn’t a crime to have a mental illness”. Unfortunately, I do not have the funds to hire an attorney or two for advice on how to handle this situation.
A court mandate generated only a 3 day hold for a friend of mine with a similar situation with their son, as the hospital released him almost right away.
I am happy that your family has recovered. Please feel free to tell more of your story.