AARON’S LAW

AARON’S LAW

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Tereasa Zaruba started this petition to Senator Mark Warner and

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 OUR FAMILY ENDURED A TRAGEDY THAT NO FAMILY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH.  WE RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THAT OUR  26 YEAR OLD  SON, HAD DIED BY SUICIDE.  OUR LIVES WERE SHATTERED AND THIS BROUGHT OUR FAMILY TO OUR KNEES. OUR LIVES WERE NEVER  THE SAME.

AFTER A YEAR WE DECIDED TO CREATE THE “AARON ZARUBA FOUNDATION FUND” AND RAISE MONEY FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION, AS WELL AS TO PROVIDED  PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT TO THOSE IN CRISIS WHO OTHERWISE COULD NOT AFFORD IT.  OUR FIRST YEAR WE RAISED 45,000, BUT WE REALIZED WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE.

THAT IS WHY WE WANT TO CREATE A BILL  NAMED “AARON’S LAW”  TO ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

1.  MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD NO LONGER BE IN A CATEGORY BY ITSELF. IT SHOULD BE TREATED  THE SAME AS HEART-ATTACKS, CANCER AND ALZHEIMER'S.   THE INSURANCE SHOULD BE THE SAME AS WELL.

2.  THERE SHOULD BE A BUDGET OF AT LEAST 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO BE SET ASIDE TO BE USED FOR PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT FOR THOSE IN CRISIS WHO OTHERWISE COULD NOT AFFORD IT.   NO ONE SHOULD BE TURNED AWAY...

3. THE OLD BEHAVIOR CENTERS NEED TO BE IMPROVED BOTH INSIDE AND OUT. IT SHOULD NOT BE LIKE A PRISON AND EVERYONE WHO WORKS THERE NEEDS TO TREAT THESE INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPECT.  THEY ACTUALLY NEED TO HEARD AND UNDERSTOOD, INSTEAD OF BEING PUMPED FULL OF DRUGS FOR 3-5 DAYS THEN THROWN BACK ON THE STREETS TO SUFFER ALONE.

4.  BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE  NEED TO EVALUATE AND RESEARCH CURRENT SUICIDE PREVENTION INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE, (WHERE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON HOLD AS LONG AS 45 MINUTES) AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS WHERE NECESSARY.

5.  THE MEDIA NEEDS TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP CAMPAIGNS TO BREAK THE SILENCE AND END THE STIGMA OF DEPRESSION, MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUICIDE.  THEY NEED TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC AND LET THEM NO THAT THESE THINGS ARE PREVENTABLE.  FAMILIES SHOULD NOT HAVE TO LOOSE THEIR LOVED ONES THIS WAY.

6. THERE NEEDS TO BE EFFECTIVE LICENSING STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE GIVERS AND PHYSICIANS LIMITING ACCESS TO LETHAL MEANS AND METHODS OF SELF HARM.  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANTIDEPRESSANTS, ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICINES, STIMULATES, ANTIPSYCHOTICS, MOOD STABILIZERS, BRAIN WAVE STIMULATION.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.  

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