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In Washington State, Obamacare is called Apple care. As you look through the list of services my son can have is Mental Health care. Kevin St. Jacquest says 1 in 4 Americans suffers from some form of Mental Illness. Finally,people can be seen if the cost has been an issue.Kevin is the boss of Sound Medical who treats the Mentally ill.
The real problem where I live however is having a bed for the mentally ill. Every Saturday
I visit my oldest son in a county jail north of Seattle. The large jail in Seattle was full. That means the floor where the mentally ill are housed.
When I sit down with my son and see his face through a television screen,I hear about his various cell mates, His current one is 18 years old and is to be sentenced to life in prison.
Something to do with a young child,I"m told. He had a 400lb cell mate in a tiny cell with him who never showers.  The things he did on the outside sound so obscene
to me that it serves no purpose to talk about them. Andrew ,my son.seems to care about them. He buys them food. The part of the jail he is in, now is a hospital.
nurses and doctors are there. If they keep their cells clean,they get pizza.
I have visited my son IN a Mental hospital and see little difference.
I can guess the bed shortage for the mentally ill is true in your state as well.You
should call your state government and ask for Mentally Ill funding to be increased.
In 5 weeks my son will be released from jail. He went into jail October 2nd. He will have
no supervision,no one to make him take his medications.He LIKES  jail.He gets out of the cold for awhile and can eat 3 times a day. He misses chasing Women.
As a Father, I AM doing all I can do to keep him safe and away from you. In our County,It"s not a crime to be ill so he has to do something first.We have a law in Washington State that sex offenders can civilly be held  after they have done jail time.  My Son Has committed act"s of Violence.He should be held until a bed is found for him.
Ticking "time bombs" are on every street corner in America.They kill children,students,
and adults.
Can my son who suffers from Schizophrenia,who hears voices,and suffers from other
mental issues hurt someone? yes he can.
Very few issues can affect you and your family more than that Man walking towards you.

 

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