Dating a mentally challenged person
When not institutionalized, she drinks vodka then cuts herself in a public place and calls 911 so she can be hospitalized again.
This number leaves out those adults for whom their mental illness does not represent a major inability to think and function in society, similar to the numbers assessed by the Canadian study of adolescent girls.A patient cannot be forced to do or accept anything without the clinicians going through a series of legal procedures.A paranoid schizophrenic can reject any and all medication simply by saying “no,” unless he or she becomes violent.These conditions can lead the child to a life of illness, poverty, crime, and self-destruction.
People with severe mental illness, particularly when they do not have a strong support system of family around them, are notorious for ceasing to take their medication once they leave a clinical setting.
If the children are not removed immediately from the patient’s custody and put into the state foster system, they often have to be closely monitored by social workers throughout their lives.