Katie messaged me that, and I quote, "I put my foot up M's *** and told him he goes gets help for his issue or get outta my house for good." She said she was surprised he agreed to help and according to her his first psychiatrist appointment was this morning. If that is so, then he's not usuing county mental health as they haven't had a psychiatrist in more than a year, plus there is an entrance process you have to go through that requires 3 therapist visits to see if you need to see the psychiatrist. After that is finished it can take another 3 months to finally see the psychiatrist (when they have one) because it's so over booked. Alternatives? My psychiatrist is the only other one in town. He does income sliding scale billing and will accept welfare insurance. The guy is really good. IF M went to see him today........oh man to be a fly on the wall at that session. lol psychiatrist would have his number in less than 10 mins. I had to read this mail 3 times. I don't know what brought this on as she didn't say. But if living with it all these years never bothered her it makes me curious as to what suddenly changed her mind. I doubt her socializing with us was enough to do it. Nor do we ever comment about the man. I've reached the point where I like to pretend he doesn't exist. Ok well, there are those times when I'm given no choice but to say something about him but that is like once every so many months, not like we're talking about him all the time. Last time she was here she told me that they make it a point to NOT socialize with their neighbors. She wants to avoid drama. ummm ok. While there are some difficult child drama types there, there are also plenty of decent people there like Nichole's bff and her husband. HA! I'd actually like those two to meet up. Nance was born with spina bifida and a whole slew of birth defects, and still works her fanny off when actually she'd qualify for disability. Katie would pull one of her whine sessions and Nance would let it rip! lol But if they're not socializing I'm going to assume that issues with neighbors is probably not the source of katie's sudden change of attitude. Regardless, IF he went (he told her he did, doesn't mean he did) and IF he continues to go it ought to be interesting. M is severely mentally disturbed. I'm not going to kick anyone willing to go get help. But I think this is just to pacify her. Unless she goes with him, she has no way of knowing if he's even going. Not sure what's up with this but it's an interesting development.