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It certainly sparked discussion on the group, which has become a gathering place for criticism of the Berkowitz administration. The post soon racked up over comments. Little discussion centered on mental health. Others blamed the homeless population for spreading disease across the city. She had gotten straight As. She was a soccer player. She was a yoga teacher.

She was just an outstanding person. She held a full-time job, rising before dawn to work at a coffee shop to help her single mother pay bills. She was eventually diagnosed with schizoaffective and dissociative disorders. Her friendships started to dissolve and she had run-ins with the police. In after a stint at the state psychiatric institution, API, things got worse. Her daughter was charged with felony assault. She helps her find shelters and housing, and gives her a weekly allowance of money.

In the past months, things have Alaska naked woman worse. Her daughter was evicted from multiple apartments because of disruptive behavior. She floated in and out of shelters.

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She attempted suicide by driving her car off of Point Woronzof. Last Thursday, finally, she was admitted to the psychiatric emergency department at Providence after police found her bathing naked in the street. The problem goes back decades and is related to a combination of a lack of housing and services for the mentally ill and well as a legal framework in Alaska that sets a high bar for when the state can commit someone involuntarily.

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At the Sullivan Arena shelter, many clients suffer from serious, untreated mental illness. In-patient treatment beds for the mentally ill are seriously limited. So is housing with support to help people stay on medication. And so, many people, unable to manage their lives because of mental illness, wind up on the street or in jails. Social workers at the shelter say they are doing their best to direct those in need to existing services.

That puts pressure on a shelter like the Sullivan to accept people who can be disruptive to other guests. She said that if they can catch someone like that on a good day, they might be able to recommend care. Hopefully, they return to the shelter the next day for medications and can get to their appointments.

Instead, some see it as encouraging vagrancy.

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And when her mother called Adult Protective Services to get an assessment that would allow the state to forcibly hold her, they did it over the phone because of the risk of workers catching COVID So, she stayed on the street.

Charic, of Alaska Behavioral Health, pointed out that for state officials and providers, approaching someone who might be experiencing paranoid delusions in full protective gear can be counter-productive. Alaska laws favor the rights of people with mental illness to make their own decisions about care. It is one of just five states that require the certification by more than one professional in order to hold someone in emergency custody, according to the Treatment Advocacy Centera national nonprofit advocating for reforms to mental health care treatment.

In a state-by-state evaluation of psychiatric treatment laws by the group, Alaska got a D. But there are issues outside of law that make committing people who need help difficult. People tend to misunderstand mental illness as something someone can control. The system has failed them. Her daughter is now at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute after Alaska naked woman the weekend at the psychiatric emergency room.

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