When a family has a loved one with a mental health diagnosis caught between the justice and mental health systems they need support to help navigate these two complicated systems to ensure their loved one does not fall through the cracks.
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Rose went on to explain how unfortunate this all is because she tried to provide some history about her son’s three hospitalizations to the attorney assigned to his case. Rose told the court that her son will not survive incarceration because he needs treatment. So when she went to visit her son and found out that he was in isolation due to a suicide attempt – she tried to get to the bottom of things and realized she needed help. Rose had information that saved her son’s life but she needed help getting through the bureaucratic barriers.
Rose contacted MHANYS, and after listening to Rose carefully, gathered names and numbers of the professionals she had reached out to for answers. MHANYS was able to contact these individuals and advocate for Rose and her son. It involved speaking directly with the County Sherriff and inquiring about
Once a medical exam was suggested, Rose’s son saw a physician and was treated for a kidney infection and placed back on his original medication for his bipolar disorder. Rose was referred to a support group and provided information on WRAP (wellness & recovery action plan) applicable
MHANYS is here to help. Contact us Monday – Friday; 9am through 5pm at (800) 766-6177 [outside NYS: Call (518) 434-0439] or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more stories of Hope and Recovery at National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.