I went to take breakfast and I heard that an acquaintance is in the mental institution nearby.
They said that he did broke the house and even hit the window so the firemen was called and he was sent to Pinel Hospital.
I know that this men is not very emotional stable and after his mother's death he started having problems and was having too much alcohol and street-drugs.
Today is the day that carnival ends here and I don't think it's a coincidence that he has acted this way this night. Maybe he has been taking drugs for the last days... I don't know what has happened and I don't want to start a list of guesses.
The problem is: as he is in a mental institution we know very well how little we can do. Even family members don't have access to the person who is institutionalized in such circumstances since he was acting crazy.
I don't know if it was caused by drugs or it was a psychotic episode but I think it was due to drugs. We know what three days without sleeping and consuming street-drugs can do.
I asked a psychiatrist who is my neighbor and knows him to help him but I don't know if she will or not because as she was not home I left her a message.
I am just thinking that after all I saw during a family member institutionalization and of many testimonies of patients I did read and listen when a person is put in a mental institution it is almost the same as if s/he was put in jail.
Nobody can see what is the treatment and the diagnosis will put a label in this person that will be part of the judgment of others for the rest of his/her life.
Being institutionalized is a moral issue. I will write about it later because I don't know what has really happened.
This is sad. Very sad.
5 hours ago