An Aloha State Wake Up Call
A string of recent tragedies in
Thomas had bipolar disorder and all the financial resources necessary to get help. Unfortunately, like many people with the illness, he didn’t realize how sick he was. His wife did, but she couldn’t get him the help fast enough.
State officials are looking at the recent tragedies as a wake up call, holding hearings at the State Capitol to help figure out how to keep people from falling through the cracks. They are to be commended.
The state would be wise to listen to family members, like Thomas’ wife, who saw the warning signs and could almost foresee tragedy in the making. Providing assisted outpatient treatment will help give options to family members and other loved ones. Resources are important, and certainly