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Rosi Garcia

Around July 21, I got COVID because my boss forced me to work.  I became very sick and spent three weeks in the hospital.  However, after I was released I continued to suffer from long COVID.  For instance, one day I woke up and felt like someone was stabbing my feet. I was screaming in […]

Markus Johnson

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Markus Johnson, aged 21, died on September 6, 2019, in the Danville Correctional Center, a medium-security prison in Illinois. Markus was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and had been refusing to eat, take medication, or drink water increasingly over the span of 3 weeks. Efforts to transfer him to a facility with more intensive […]

Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode. Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) due to the erratic behavior of their son, who suffers from Schizophrenia and bipolar. Yang was to be placed under a 72-hour mental evaluation […]

Canyon Creek Memory Care Community Neglecting Patients

Canyon Creek Memory Care Community

Mary Ann Simons had a stroke and was unable to communicate or eat or drink independently, but court documents allege that she was left alone with food and water — and no ability to feed or drink for herself. In another case, residents started losing weight but staff stopped doing weekly weight checks until the […]

Gregory Rideau

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My name is Gregory Sylvester Rideau Jr., a black African American male who is 47 years old. I’ve been incarcerated since May 17, 1995. I am currently housed at San Bernandino County Jail West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. For sixteen months, jailers purposely denied me disability access by not reasonably accommodating me […]

Esteban Banuelos

Esteban Banuelos

On behalf of Esteban Banuelos, we are urgently seeking support to advocate for his release and access to essential mental health treatment. Esteban’s Partner, Lisette, shares: My partner, Esteban Banuelos, has been enduring the profound effects of mental illness following a traumatic brain injury sustained four years ago in a car accident. Despite the initial […]

Ryan Gainer

Ryan Gainer

When Ryan Gainer was diagnosed with autism as a toddler, he was nonverbal, and his family all learned sign language to communicate with him. But after the southern California boy learned how to speak at around age four, he was a “ball of energy” who never stopped talking, his older sister Rachel said. Ryan was killed […]