NAMI-CAYUGA COUNTY held two viewings of MINDS IN THE EDGE. Prelaw and premed high school students viewed MINDS in an accelerated program called New Visions. And NAMI Family Support Group screened MINDS for 22 members. A lively discussion followed.
Terri Wasilenko reported on the concerns and issues raised by the group:
Where is our comprehensive safety net? Can Kendra's Law be abused or misused? The law stops us (family members) from getting our loved ones help. What is the standard to use - danger or imminent danger when ordering hospitalization and treatment? There were many stories about how the local and state mental health systems had failed to help the ill individual and his/her family. Many liked the idea of implementing trauma centers (emotional counseling) for people.