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A death at the Opportunity Center raises questions about security and care

Original post made on Oct 18, 2021

Jeffrey Cutter's death in his apartment at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center on June 12 has raised questions for his mother, who feels that her mentally ill son didn't receive the kind of care that could've prevented the tragedy.

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Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Blossom Valley

on Oct 18, 2021 at 6:37 pm

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Posted by lwey
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:53 am

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I am trying to picture how Laura's law will be implemented. Unless a person with severe mental health issues is compliant in taking medication daily, therapy or behavioral treatments will be ineffective. There are not resources by parents, caregivers or health care professionals to go to someone's home or place on the street daily to make sure they are medicated. And as Mrs. Baldwin stated about her son, someone whose mind is not working properly is not going to answer the phone, figure out transportation to a clinic or be home for an at home appointment. There also is a big shortage of therapists so where are the professional helpers going to come from? I think people care deeply about helping those with mental health concerns but there are a lot of obstacles to overcome.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 19, 2021 at 9:25 am

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Shouldn't a wealthy, caring community come up with the resources needed? Or rather - allocate the existing resources to these caring programs?

County goverment resource allocation - extra pandemic funds - employee across-the-board bonus. That is exactly the type of a multi-million dollar Mis-allocation of community tax revenue resource that many of us 'scratch our heads' about. IMO

Peace and Love


Posted by Name hidden
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on Oct 20, 2021 at 8:10 am

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