Mental Health – a broken system

Mental Health – a broken system

Mental Health – a broken system 150 150 Lauren Ellerman

I bet if you think about it, some member of your family, or a close friend, has had to deal with Virginia’s Mental Health System. Either a child with severe disability needs to attend a state or private school, a teenage girl with suicidal thoughts, young adult male with schizophrenic delusions – many more than you realize will have to navigate the system. Mental Commitment hearings / hospitalizations / medications / restraints / abuse / loss of rights and dignity – all very real and life changing.

I ran across a great blog today that gets to the meat on so many of the issues – legal process / medication / etc. Check it out – it may be a good resource, even if you don’t agree with the bent, it has some super information and commentary –

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at

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