the rural counties i was in never saw anything wrong with me, even after explaining one time to a judge that i was following the stars on one of my hikes. no it wasn’t until i went to the city that i was diagnosed by an expert. i’ll always wonder if the AP meds they gave me in my first hospitalization ended up causing my voices as i had none before that. i went from thinking of myself as a normal guy to knowing my life had gotten much different about 6 months later when my voices started after i quit meds. then things got progessively worse for 4 years before i got back on meds. been on meds 5 years now.
anyways im guessing the rural counties don’t have the resources or mental health professionals around to diagnose is why the charges always got dropped and i was released and set free back into the world. maybe they knew i was schizophrenic, even if i didn’t, but figured i was somebody else’s problem, i will never know.