I stayed up way too late last night watchig the show. You nailed it all. My sister (a year younger than me) died 2 years ago after a 30 year battle of mental illness. You opened the wounds of so many times searching for her, needing to get her into the hospital to no avail, and suffering through days and weeks of this person in our family homes... FINALLY after many years she got into a graduated living situation through the Good Samaritan hospital in Tacoma. Years later she "graduated" from the program to her own apartment, and then guess what, didnt qualify for help anymore. I live in a community that used to house a mental hospital, (its a park now), Northern State Hospital. Its even hard to write this and yes, for about 10 years before she died, I tried to move on with my life adn pretend that she didnt exist. It was just too hard while I had my own kids and family. I am sorry for the loss of your dad. But as you and I know, we lost our loved ones twice. One was a long, slow cruel loss, and the other was the final chapter to the story.
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