Saturday, August 27, 2016

IF ONLY ...Tennessee had an AOT law

"Stalans had been flagged by police as dangerous, based on the orders of protection in Sullivan County, the sheriff said. Details from the orders — one obtained by his ex-wife and another by his daughter — describe a man with potential mental illness, suicidal thoughts and a history of physical abuse toward his family. Rebecca Stalans, mother of his three daughters, also said he had many guns." 
IF ONLY Mr. Stalan's family could have petitioned for court ordered treatment of his mental illness when they first noticed signs of deterioration ... but in Tennessee, we don't have an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) law to allow family members to intervene. We need this law! #AOT4TN  

Slain Officer Ambushed by Man with Lengthy History of Mental Illness & Violence toward his Family

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