January 10, 2019
STANISLAUS COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) AOT Flyer (Spanish) AOT Flyer AOT is a civil court-order for treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness who meet strict legal criteria. Often these individuals experience sever mental health symptoms which impact their ability to recognize the need for treatment. more »
May 8, 2018
Skepticism turned to enthusiasm for the Board of Supervisors after they heard the implementation plan for Laura’s Law in Stanislaus County, which was unanimously approved Tuesday morning following a year-long effort by local advocates of the court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment program. The Board gave approval during their weekly meeting for a three-year pilot of the more »
January 15, 2016
Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. My prognosis was “grave”: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness. I would work at more »
Both her sons have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the most difficult part is dealing with the perception of her children’s disorder by other people.
Symptoms can range from extreme anxiety to emotional numbness, from violence to withdrawal, from hyper-arousal and activity to clinical depression.