In The Sixth Sense, several months(?) after an "incident", child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) takes up a new case: 8-year old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment).
But how did Crowe learn of Cole's issues? Given the "state" Crowe is in, it seems unlikely that it was Cole's mother who reached out for his help and hired him.
Who hired Malcolm Crowe to look after Cole Sear?