MHCAN of Santa Cruz

Mental Health Client Action Network

‚ÄčThe *ONLY* Mental Health PEER RUN Organization

in Santa Cruz County, California 


Graciela's Story


It was 2 days before New Year's Eve.


Snowing and freezing.  Ohio.


It was about 10 pm and I began to start feaking out in a hotel lobby where I had wandered upstairs in the stairwell to get warm.  


I was cold, broke and wandering around downtown Chicago.


The police arrived, they were older, conservative and full of hate.


The paramedics arrived.


The female nurses were very kind.


A psychotic break.