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I had a daughter that had a psychotic break a year ago and was surprised at what little me and my wife could acually do to help her. Thank God she was still able to sign paperwork to allow at least the information on her care to be realeased to us. We still had no control over what her direction of care was going to be but after talking to her appointed lawyer and looking at the mental health facilities available to her if she was committed, i was scared to death. As in other commentors in this blog have said, there is no adaquate programs or treatment facilities in oregon. Commitment is not the answer when there is no place to send your adult child to? We were lucky and in the bend area there is a program for outpatient mental care that just started 2 years ago for young people that have psychotic breaks that have led to schizophenia. Its called EASA and it has been a godsend because of the support not only for the patient but the family as well. These are the kind of programs that should be instituted all around the state and get to these young adults early before they become worse and end up on the streets.
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