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Losing TimHow Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia$
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Paul Gionfriddo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168281

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.001.0001

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Tim Hits the Revolving Door

Tim Hits the Revolving Door

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(p.187) Thirteen Tim Hits the Revolving Door
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Losing Tim
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Paul Gionfriddo

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.003.0013

This chapter continues the narrationi of Tim's early adult life. He began receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) money, just enough for him to establish a bit of independence. His mental illness was expected to be long-term and so he did not need a redetermination of eligibility for at least seven years. He got his own apartment, but he began to fall apart in early 2004, becoming highly agitated and angry. His parents were so appalled by his living conditions that they even contemplated having him arrested, for jail at least offered a safer environment. It was not long before Tim became homeless again and landed himself in jail. Tim's hope of independence was short-lived and he was back in the custody of Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation Center (ATCMHMR), his parents once more hoping for a better treatment.

Keywords:   Supplemental Security Income, ATCMHMR, mental illness, independence

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