This post is not about me, not really. I am twenty three years old and my best friend at the time started behaving very oddly, it seemed, overnight. One day she was her normal, fun, weird self, and the next she was this babbling, incoherent, paranoid stranger. It hit my group of friends pretty hard. No one knew what to do for her, we were helpless and afraid, and I feel a lot of guilt and shame to admit that we abandoned her, not immediately, but we did.
What a week this has been! Armenta has completely lost it. And by lost it, I mean, her mind. I don’t know what the fuck has happened to her, but she’s freakin’ everyone out pretty badly. She thinks the cops are out to get her and me, and everyone else is either helping them or is being watched by them. I don’t know what to do. No one does. Rachel and I are hoping that her parents will do the right thing and get her to a doctor to be checked out, but for some reason it seems highly unlikely.
She said a solar eclipse made her this way and she had some weirdo vision that she won’t/ can’t explain to anyone. All I know is that it had something to do with eternal love, Julia and Jason’s wedding, and starting up some business at Elizabeth Park. That’s about all we could get out of her.
Everything she says is in bits and pieces, not in any kind of logical order. Very scattered and vague. She hasn’t been eating or sleeping, and I guess she told Rachel that every time she has a “clear” thought, she gets a severe headache. That’s how she knows she’s right about all these things.
I really hope she gets help. I don’t know what to do for her. I feel bad because I don’t want to be around her, but she scares the hell out of me. And everyone else. I feel helpless. She doesn’t have a clue. All logic and reason are completely gone. She’s so paranoid. I wonder how long all this has been happening? I know it’s been longer than this past week, had to. She’s totally snapped.