Apparnetly, saying on your blog, "I am going to get evicted because my apartment is such a mess", really will get you not one, not two, but three eviction notices taped on your door by the nice, sympathetic, MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY that owns your apartment, if you are guilty of the above and you are a terrible slob.
That's right. That's what I came home to today. Apparently all my neighbors knew about it before I did, considering most of them have no job or go anywhere, so they were the ones who informed me there was something waiting for me on my door before I got to my door.
The funny thing about this is I ACTUALLY PAY RENT TO LIVE HERE UNLIKE MY NEIGHBORS. Yeah, I'm not against helping poor people, particularly since I happen to be a poor person. I'm not against helping homeless people, especially considering I once lived in the back of a car for weeks, and I've lived in homeless shelters in Florida, Virginia, and Maryland before. I'm not against my neighbors. But my neighbors, for the most part, don't have to pay rent. And I do. And I have been paying it to this MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY for seven years. Do they appreciate that fact? Apparently, they appreciate it so much they can't wait to kick me to the curb next week.
Yeah, so that is what happens when you dare to tell the world that you are living in a state of disrepair. You get evicted and become homeless. That is what happens. That is my warning to you, so you can avoid finding yourself in the circumstances I am now in. Did the MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY call me on the phone, and say, "Jennifer, how are you doing? We noticed you forgot to pay your rent this month." No.
Did they call and say, "Jennifer, we read on the internet that your apartment is a mess, so then we came over to investigate it and found out it was, and we're concerned for your welfare. Maybe you should be hospitalized. OR maybe you should move back to the group home." No.
No, what the MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY did was leave three separate, typed, inhumane letters on my door for me to find when I came home. On the EXACT same day that I CALLED the MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY to see if they would let me into their supportive living program where they send a coach to check on you once in a while. I hear from my friends online in the UK and Canada, that you can have a nurse visit you all the time and help you out at home when you're mentally ill. Not in the U.S. And especially not in Florida. Here, you have to somehow know about some program that exists and find out how to get involved in it and then get accepted into it, and then maybe someone will come say hello to you once a month, or something like that. But, hey, whatever it takes. So I called and asked for that help.
And do they care at the MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY, that I called today and asked for help?
I find it hard to see how they care considering that they taped three letters on my door telling me I'm out of here in one week if I don't ship up or shape out. I find it hard to see how they can consider such action helpful.
Does anyone see how that is helpful?
Mind you, this is what I have been doing for the past however many weeks: lying down with no TV and no music and staring at the walls.
THAT is what I have been doing. I have been vegetating. Because I AM SICK. And last time I checked, that's a sign somebody needs HELP and not an EVICTION NOTICE from a so-called MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY.