Morning Press Moms fight for mentally ill children Jacobsen CEO Sister surrogate

first_imgWhat does the weather forecast have in store for the workweek Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:Clark County mothers fight for mentally ill childrenTwo years ago, Jerri Clark and her son, Calvin, found themselves in the midst of one of the worst times of their lives.Calvin, then 21, jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge into the Columbia River while experiencing a mental health crisis — miraculously, he survived.He was previously diagnosed with bipolar I disorder. Before he jumped, he had been incarcerated for months at the Clark County Jail for a bench warrant and received treatment at Western State Hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility in Lakewood.He was once an honor student and member of the debate team at Mountain View High School. He graduated with a college scholarship and toyed with the idea of studying law. But his bright future took a sharp turn during his freshman year in college.Calvin left college after suffering symptoms of a suspected mental illness. His life since then has been characterized as a roller-coaster ride of hospital stays, mental health clinic visits and run-ins with the criminal justice system.last_img

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