Getting Help Fast (when something is very wrong), 9/10/2009
SAMHC is the local Tucson, Arizona (and regional) organization that can physically get help now for your loved one who is hurting with a possible mental illness. They will come when you call, with a response team of professionals, and will even bring the police if its necessary to get the help your child needs. What sort of behavior is handled by SAMHC ? Any behavior that is a danger to self or to others. Wow, what a heart break it is, just to deal with all of this. Just stop, take a deep breath, call 520-622-6000 and discuss what’s going on with these “24 hours per day, and 7 days per week” caring people. Or, you can get the police on your own, to take your loved one to any hospital emergency room and request an evaluation to determine mental fitness, and protect your loved one. When there is danger to themselves or to others, we must act quickly. We know how it can be when no one notices these issues except the family, so document and note the strange behavior ! Many have ignored these cries for help. A close friend was injured badly just wandering into the road, getting hit by a car. Lets remember that “love converts hearts and gives peace”, and so please treat everyone involved with patience. They don’t usually understand at all what you are dealing with. Read posted articles here to find out how to “deal with the system”, get needed help and remove your loved one from danger when mentally ill.