Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mother finds a way to build hope for mentally ill out of sons tragic death

Image“Because my son needed services so badly, I was driven to be an advocate and find the best mental health services out in the community. Unfortunately, in Nevada, that’s a struggle,” she said this week.
Adam got caught in a common cycle beginning around age 13 — when he was faithful about taking his medication, he was healthy and productive. Then he would consider himself cured — wanting to free himself from the stigma of mental illness — and stop taking meds. When problems quickly arose, he self-medicated with drugs and alcohol. Jail, emergency rooms, institutions.
Read her story here:  Mother finds a way to build hope for mentally ill out of sons tragic death

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