For starters, here is a link to a fairly informative article.
I would like to preface this by saying: I understand concern. My brother committed suicide. I know what it’s like to not only be worried for a loved one’s safety, but to actually lose them to themselves.
I’d like to say that, if my parents tired to have me committed when I was a legal adult, I would have walked away and they would have never seen me again either. If I thought that my friends and the police were helping them, no one would found me. You aren’t paranoid if they really are out to get you. They want to take away this woman’s rights and freedom because her parents pushed her til she broke.
I was in a similar situation. My parents pushed and pushed me in college until I had a nervous breakdown. So I left. I moved away and stayed with friends. When things stress you that bad, you get away from them. And that is what she has done. I wish her the best of luck. I hope she heals and I hope she finds good friends. But I hope she isn’t found unless she wants to be.