Tuesday, February 18, 2020
So, if you know me, you probably know I was attacked last April. Now I have PTSD from it. I've had to go to court at least once a month, sometimes 2 or 3 times a month.
So, there was another hearing last Friday to hear testimony for his competence to stand trial. He says he is fine. The court ordered Dr. that evaluated him testified by phone for nearly AN HOUR.
It took the Dr. THREE HOURS for the evaluation, because assailant was so...manic?
Anyway, the attacker's CURRENT diagnosis (this will be the THIRD time he's in treatment) is Bipolar with schizophrenic characteristics?! And up until Friday, he had the right to endanger people by refusing to comply with his ordered treatment!?
He is being involuntarily admitted for mandatory treatment. He will be gone for up to 9 months, but there will be hearings at least once every 90 days to reevaluate his status.
I'm relieved that his family can't post bond and get him out of treatment. I'm tired of them enabling him instead of making him take responsibility for himself and his actions.
They are upset that he's being forced to comply with treatment, because "he doesn't like the way the meds make him feel"!? What the hell???
I don't like the way the PTSD meds make ME feel, but I take them! It's called being a decent person and not taking your illness out on others!
Maybe now I will be able to start making progress again. Therapist said it may be rocky for quite a while yet, since it's being dragged out so much longer.
It is what it is. I will get through it.
Have a good one, sparkies!