Code 3 for the assault. At a psychiatric group home. At 3am of course.
A male in his 20s is sitting in the office with no obvious signs of distress. He is polite and cooperative, and tells us that another group home resident choked him with his hands. We do our thing as usual. He admits that he has schizophrenia during the course of the conversation.
“Why did he choke you?”
“Because he’s crazy.”
At this point it’s too funny for me and I smile and shake my head without saying anything. He realizes why I think it’s funny and smiles too.
“I know – I’m kinda crazy too…”
I sincerely love people with self-awareness.