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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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