Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Suicidal … but not deemed a danger to self?

Police said he was suicidal, the family saw him deteriorating – but then mental health professionals evaluated him and decided there were no problems.

They let him go because, as a representative of the facility later noted, a patient “can refuse service if they’re thought to be okay.”

Then Topeka resident Stuart Williams, a man with schizophrenia, jumped in front of a semi-truck.

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