A friend of mine showed up at my door a week ago, saying that she’s unemployed and homeless, and wanted to know if she could stay with me until she got back on her feet. I agreed, and it seems highly likely that she is suffering from schizophrenia (or a similar condition). She’s arguing (loudly) with ancient Mesopotamian gods and telling me that she’s been chosen to save various gods.
Her family are basically useless (her mother has some form of mental illness as well) and her father doesn’t really seem to think that there’s anything that can be done. In checking around, there almost nothing in the area in the way of support networks (partially due to the pandemic, but even without it, there’d still be very little). I don’t know how I can get her to seek out professional help, and I don’t know a whole lot that I can do to try and support her mentally and emotionally without her having professional help.