August 7, 2022

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Tighten Colorado’s “mental-health hold” rules

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Anyone who has found themselves caring for a loved one with mental illness knows that it can be next to impossible to access the care someone needs to be healthy and safe. That was, unfortunately, the case for my brother, who ultimately died after he was unable to get the care and support he needed. 

Cristina Azzam

I always knew my brother had faced some unique struggles in his life, but it wasn’t until my mother became critically ill that I came to truly understand the severity of his situation. He’d always lived with my mother who cared for him, but when she got sick and eventually died, I assumed the role of his primary caregiver. He had schizophrenia, and I stayed with him for a while, but ultimately decided it was best for our family to find him housing of his own. 

We were…

Cristina Azzam

2022-04-22 01:30:00

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