Jesse Hajicek (gomichan) wrote in little_details,
Jesse Hajicek
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Mental patient gone walkabout

Minneapolis, USA, present day. Character is a 21-year-old male with severe depression, receiving Social Security (disability payments), who is getting ECT (shock therapy) on an outpatient basis. The question is: what happens if he just disappears?

What sort of inquiries might be made if he doesn't show up for his next treatment or therapist appointment, stops cashing his SS checks, and abandons his apartment? If he's reported missing, are the police likely to look for him? If they do find him, what are they likely to do about it?

As you can imagine, this string of hypotheticals is pretty hard to Google. The general impression I'm getting is that, while he might be reported missing, no one will look for him, and when his rent comes due his stuff will end up on the sidewalk; he'll pretty much be able to vanish without comment. But if y'all have more info on the topic, lay it on me. Thanks much!
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