My story is easy to judge and turn away from. If you read until the end without too much judgment, I am grateful. My best friend recently committed suicide and we were all present to watch her be removed from life support. This trigger med a schizophrenic episode in my boyfriend and up until this time, he had masked so well I was unaware. During this time he drove my car stating he had a license despite it being revoked for DUI’s received twenty years ago. (Irresponsible youth, I know.) he is now facing time for this and a public defender will not fight for him in regards to his mental health. He swore up and down he had a license and several other unrelated specialties and was off on his way despite my protests. We have saved up some money and have also gotten him on meds but I lost my job due to grief and his mental health affecting my ability to work and utilize electronics. I work in mental health and know it’s rare people understand or have a heart for this, but he’s trying to embrace and learn to treat this. He’s a minority male in a family and society that doesn’t allow mental health issues let alone major mental health issues. I am really scared to lose him on top of her. I have been to the lowest point this year that here I am, asking for strangers to help. If you can find it in your heart, k can’t tell you what it would mean to me/ I have almost lost hope and I don’t want to. I wish that money didn’t guarantee a better court outcome but I’m asking for $3500 to buy representation and cover evaluation fees to assist in his hearing.