A friend of mine took in a young man that had bounced from foster home to foster home. She took care of him from age 16-19. He is now 27.
When he moved out, he go into alot of trouble with drugs and alcohol.
He made his way down here to Florida, called me up (as my friend gave him my number) and I do know him, spending time at my friends house when he was a teen.
Anyway, I pick him up at the bus station for what I thought was a "visit".
I now learn he has been diag. with Bi-Polar and Paranoid Schizophrenia. This was 3.5 yrs ago and he is on SSI or SSD one of the two.
He will not take meds, paranoid of the side effects.
He is a nice kid, my heart breaks, but this is waaayyyy more than I can personally handle. Where he just came here, he is not considered a resident, and you have to go through alot to even get a State ID...to even try and get services.
I cannot have him live here...I am a nervous wreck.
I want to help...But I cannot handle him here, nor can I force him to take meds. It has been suggested that we try and get him Baker Acted, as here where we live, once that has been done, they cannot kick a person into the streets with no home.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Post Edited (1bitten2xshy) : 2/9/2010 8:45:33 AM (GMT-7)