Jon Stanley was my first mentor and my first point of contact with the Treatment Advocacy Center back in 1997. He is the one who first encouraged me to start a grassroots advocacy effort to implement an Assisted Outpatient Treatment law in Tennessee. To hear him tell his story firsthand is truly inspiring. He and his family "get it".
I'd like to invite you to join our new national nonprofit that was launched this week, Treatment Before Tragedy, of which I'm a founding member. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends who believe our loved ones deserve the best possible treatment and care before tragedy happens. Please feel free to share this communication with others.