The lack of people that care about the ill ones, are a very small percentage compared to the ones that do not give a damn about them, thinking that they would only be a nuisance in their lives. This applies for family, friends and of course, strangers.
In most cases, the mentally ill are regarded like individuals that deserve to be taken far away, sedated or worse. Sometimes, this is for the best, depending on their mental state and if they are capable of hurting others, without realizing what are they doing.
Then, there is the case of the ones that are aware of their illness, but can’t ask for help, or sometimes they don’t want to. Let’s take look at a DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder) affected individual that is caught in a chaotic whirl of thoughts. Those around look with pity, indifference or straight up see him/her as a loose animal that needs to be put in a locked cage.
How is such treatment affecting that person? Will he/she wake up from that nightmare, stay the same or succumb even further down the rabbit hole? Best case scenario, DID is just a fruit of that person’s imagination and nothing bad is going to happen... Worst case scenario, it is real and that would be uncharted territory, even by modern medicine standards.
Hoping that this is not a bad prank, played by our protagonist, let’s see with our own eyes what reality has to offer.