NY Mental Health fails Saul and the community
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56 Weeks running
NY Mental Health failed, and keep failing, Saul and the community. Saul has schizophrenia. We need to hire a forensic psychiatry for Saul's defense and to pay the defense attorneys. The victim forgave Saul because he understood Saul needs mental help.

I am Saul's mom.  Since 16, Saul had being seeking mental help but the mental health system failed and continue to fail Saul and the community.  In March, I managed, with the police help, to get Saul into North Central Mental Hospital. After a week in the hospital, without any treatment, the hospital decided to release Saul. I begged the hospital not to release Saul but they said "Saul did not hurt anybody".    I told the doctor that “Saul hallucinates he goes out with a cane because when devils are approaching him, he extends the cane and all the devils get sucked at the bottom of the cane”.  The doctor answer was “people said all kind of things but that does not mean they are going to do any harm”.  At the same time, I was advised by the same doctor to keep an eye on Saul because he was “borderline” and could explode any minute.  Saul was released. After the killing of office Miosotis by mentally ill person who was released from St. Barnabas Hospital, Gov. Cuomo ordered an investigation of North Central Hospital and Saul "lack" of treatment there. 

On June 2, Saul was outside walking with his cane which “protects himself from approaching devils”.  Saul’s action can only be compared to Don Quixote defending the word against the giants (wind mills) or against the powerful army (flock of sheep).  Saul saw a devil and could not catch him so started hitting him.  But it was not a devil, it was an old man walking in the street pushing his cart full of bottles he collected in the street.  God protected the Saul and the old man by sending angels in the form of Samaritans. They were protecting the old man and at the same time protecting Saul he still does not understand what happen, he hasn’t seen any video and the doctors are trying to make him understand and accept what happened. This is not easy for him. Saul was arrested on June 3.

I need help paying the defense legal fees. This is a high profile case and the legal fees rise as the publicity increases; the victim forgave Saul but the public and the press just want Saul behind bars when, at this time, he belongs in a mental hospital.

Please donate so Saul can get the legal representation he needs for such a high profile case. All funds donated will be used to pay Saul legal fees. Any extra money will be used to help Saul and/or other teens  with mental illness.

God placed us in this painful and difficult journey but I know he is walking with us all the way.  Maybe it happened so the word could see that the system failed the old man since he, at his old age, still must be collecting bottles in the street to survive and the system failed Saul because Saul was released from a mental hospital when he needed long term mental treatment.

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