Update: It was brought to my attention I had placed two part one videos on this post. I replaced one of them with part two.
|Dr. Mark Viner receiving an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from NAMI.|
We have had many stories in Alaska with tragic outcomes when it was clear someone needed treatment often for a long time. They may even ask for help and get turned down, even twice in one day before they become violent and are then arrested and funneled to the prison system. I have had the experience of trying to see a psychiatrist several times before I had a suicidal/dissociative meltdown that got me charged with felonies rather than sent for treatment secondary to PTSD from workplace bullying. I have also called the suicide hotline and gotten this response, "I don't know why they are sending those calls to us." There is just no excuse for this.