Families face lack of mental health services- The Greenville Daily Reflector

Ihave four children diagnosed with mental illnesses. My oldest son sustained a traumatic brain injury because he stopped taking his mental health medication. He wanted to join the army, but he knew the army would not take him if he was on medication. So he stopped taking his medication. That is very sad because when my son and other people with mental illnesses are on the proper medication, they function as well as anyone else and sometimes better. If I was fighting in a war and the person next to me needed medication, I would rather have them taking it than not.

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