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Mental Illness in the Justice System

As caregivers, the Hyndman’s found themselves in a crisis at home as their loved ones struggled with an episode of mania. Instead of a caring hand, they saw their loved one locked up without the mental health support that they needed. This is the story of how the Hyndmans went from an overwhelming sense of guilt to one of hope and community.

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