“We watched her steadily deteriorate,” Martha said. Martha and her husband have now spent eight years trying to get their daughter help, but as is the case in many U.S. states, Stringer cannot be involuntarily given treatment unless she poses an imminent risk to herself or others.
Martha and her husband bought Stringer a house to live in because they didn’t want her to be homeless. Though they provided her with food, Stringer would go through dumpsters to find her meals. Her apartment was filled with rotting, open food containers, and smelled of urine… More here.