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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 03:53 PM

1. Damn it

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 03:54 PM

2. Isn't that the truth!

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 03:56 PM

3. Is it ok to kind of hate a county?

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Response to RGinNJ (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 03:58 PM

4. Its an emotion I struggle with. I love America. I just don't where America is anymore.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:54 PM

5. Nobody chooses to be mentally ill, but for those who are, perception is their reality.

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My daughter who have been diagnosed schizoaffective with borderline personality disorder has had trouble with spitting issues. Last summer she claimed when getting off the bus a guy spit on her or when she walks past a car the guy in the car spits on her. I know people spit, but when they do she perceives them as spitting at her.l
The irony is that she ends up spitting herself at others and when she spits at cops they put a mask on her and she doesn't understand why. She is under a state Chapter 51 psychiatric hold so if she is picked up they know enough to take her to the hospital and not to jail,

With her BPD where things are black and white, I am the hero who is awesome and her mother is the villain. I live an hour from her and our visits go well. Her mother lives 6 hours away and the last time she visited my daughter seemed to really be looking forward to it but her mother ended up being hours later than she initially said she would be there and evidently things deteriorated quickly with my daughter screaming at her mom, telling her to take her back to the group home where she lives, and...spitting on her mother, who was emotionally devastated by all of it.
Her mother is a mental health professional herself but for some reason she blames our daughter when she behaves this way like she is choosing to be like that. It's hard to understand.

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Response to elocs (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:19 PM

6. The real problem is that your grand daughter has had too much interaction with police ...

and not enough with mental health professionals. There's too many cops and not enough mental health professionals. None of that is her fault. It is ours that most of the mentally ill get to first deal with their illnesses in a jail. Its a crying shame.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:45 PM

7. She is very fortunate that she has access to mental health care

and is not just wandering the streets.
She has her mother to thank for that because she got her on SSI when she was 17.
Too many of her interactions with police have not gone well. Four years ago she was having a psychotic breakdown on the streets, convinced there was a group of guys out to gang-rape her.
Six block from the hospital her case manager and a crisis worker convinced her to voluntarily get into the back of a police car to be driven to the hospital. When the squad car entered the ER bay and the overhead door closed, she panicked because all of sudden they were no longer cops but people out to hurt her so she started banging on the windows.
This pissed of the cop who opened the door and when she wouldn't get out he dragged her out and twisted he arm behind her back, breaking it in 2 places. She screamed, "You broke my arm!" but they still strapped her to a gurney.
She fears the police will hurt her, and then they do.

But she has had much better access to mental health care than many of the mentally ill in this nation.

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Response to elocs (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 04:48 PM

8. I am so glad to hear that. Its a rare thing to hear about these days.

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