I just signed the following petition addressed to: STATE OF MISSOURI / UNITED STATES CONGRESS.
Stop hospital ERs from releasing suicidal people ~
.My son's name is Randall Bruce Fisher, we called him "Randy". I loved him with all my heart. Randy was an Eagle Scout and had a certificate in Land Surveying. He was smart. He was funny. He was bi polar. He was MY SON.
My son went to the Emergency room at local hospital and said he was suicidal. There must be a law that says if a person goes to an ER and says if they say they are suicidal, the hospital MUST keep them or transfer them to a hospital that can care for the patient, get them stabilized on their meds for 3 weeks, even if the person says later they are NOT suicidal. Thats what bi polar people do. RANDY WANTED HELP AND ASKED FOR IT ! THIS MUST BE STOPPED AND WE ARE BEGGING FOR A CHANGE IN THE LAW.
He was bipolar and was not on his meds.( Many people who are bipolar stop taking their meds ). Im sure he was frustrated. For whatever their reason for not admitting him, they released him. Turning him away was only going to lead to his death. A few hours later he intentionally ran out on an interstate in front of an oncoming semi. My son is dead. Randy was only 41 yrs old. He left his 10yr old daughter behind along with other family members. If they had admitted him right then (and he couldnt sign himself out ), got him on his meds and stabilized him, which takes at least 3 weeks. my son would be alive today.
Marianne McGrath / Randy Fisher's Mother
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