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As a young African American growing up in South Carolina, the decks were already stacked against Lloyd. When he found himself in jail following a psychotic episode, his world came crashing down as he struggled to cope with his schizophrenia. Scared and alone, and without any available mental health support, Lloyd was left to fend for himself. As we hear the pleas for criminal justice reform across America, Lloyd’s story illuminates the critical need for justice system diversion and comprehensive mental health services to be part of any solution.