My son is now 35 and had his first psychotic break at age 20. We have been lucky enough to be able to take care of him. But we know that most residential care is private pay and that insurance does not pay. And that leads to people cycling in & out of the hospital with really short stays.
So I got “mad as hell” and started The Living Assistance Fund. Knowing how hard it is to go through a psychotic episode and then have financial worries on top of that is something we are trying to help with. So far we have raised enough $$ to help two families. Not much, I know, but it’s a start. Everyone who has donated to help us is someone we know.
I’m posting here, because maybe you will help me spread the word. You can tell people we’re doing this. Sign up for the newsletter, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (links on our site). Read & repost my blogs (News & Info on the site). And of course,donate if you can. But really, I need other people who know how hard it is to get the care you need if you can’t pay for it to help raise awareness!!! Even enforcement of the Mental Health Parity act of 2008 won’t help this problem because residential care isn’t in it.