Helping a loved one who is experiencing a severe mental illness, especially someone who may not realize they are sick, is one of the greatest gifts you can give. For some, it may mean the difference between life and tragedy. ~ Treatment Advocacy Center
Here is an oped by a mom I respect and admire a lot, Eleanor Owen.
When she speaks, people need to listen for she is one who has worked in the trenches for years and knows the System well: as it was and as it is. She is co-founder of the Greater Seattle, Washington state and National Alliances on Mental Illness. She does not hesitate to speak her mind, a necessary trait in order to effectively advocate for those with severe and persistent mental illness who have no voice. This is a lady who tells it like it is. Thank you for that, Eleanor. Guest: Psychiatric boarding of mentally ill needs to end | Opinion | The Seattle Times
Karen Easter, Mental Health Advocate for Assisted Outpatient Treatment