Anyone who has worked in the mental health system Memory Plus Program Review can recite a litany of patients who spin through its revolving doors over and over. They become familiar faces and stories, some loved, some disdained.
This subset of patients return again and again for a variety of reasons, but the most common one is noncompliance with medications. This happens often times because of money and access, other times because of flat-out refusal.
Misfortune often laughs at our weakest, and some of these people end up floating face-down in a river after successful suicide, or mumbling in the hallways of a state mental hospital where they are psychologically buffed-up to competently stand trial for some bloody violence. The rest? Well, they walk among us.