Living ... and dying ... on the street
Tara was homeless, despite her family's desire to help her. Lost to her illness, then lost to violence on the streets.
Tara's case is horrible and far too common. And it reminds us that for people with untreated mental illnesses, a group that makes up conservatively about a third of the total homeless population, homelessness is more than not having a home. Tara's family were there for her, with shelter and clothing and food, and she refused because she was so lost to mental illness.