Sunday, June 24, 2012

The AOT Pilot Program being planned for Knoxville can't begin soon enough.


There are very sick people in our community who are desperate for treatment - these persistent and severe mentally ill citizens should not be sentenced to jail, nor must their deaths be tragic consequences from lack of timely treatment.  
   
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jun/23/deputies-on-leave-man-dead-after-armed-at-west/
From KNS Comments:  "From what I hear they were there yesterday about a suicide attempt and took a gun away. He was mentally ill and they had their chance yesterday to help the man. Instead they ignored his pleas for help and now look, he's dead .... "

Court ordered assisted outpatient treatment saves lives!

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