Wednesday, March 08, 2006

"He won't even talk to the psychiatrist"

''How will we force him to take his medications? He won't even talk to the psychiatrist.''

This quote comes from a Pennsylvania father faced with the task of ensuring care for his son in a state whose laws make that an often insurmountable obstacle. The reality in Pennsylvania for far too many families is that very little can be done to help their loved ones until they become so sick that they pose a danger to themselves or someone else.

Unfortunately, we know that wait can have tragic consequences.