On March 10, 2019, I posted a blog titled, “This Is How Racist AmeriKKKa Is – The Series, Part I” and I included documents to prove my point. I then posted a blog titled, “Mental Illness Is NOT Taken Seriously In America! Today,” and today I received a letter from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions in essence stating that the complaint I filed against psychiatrist Michael Emerson Judd had no relevance and therefore, Michael Emerson Judd would not face any disciplinary proceedings for what he initiated in regards to his negligence in caring for my severely mentally ill cousin that resulted in a FIFTEEN HOUR STANDOFF BETWEEN MY SUICIDAL COUSIN ARMED WITH KNIVES THREATENING TO COMMIT SUICIDE AND THE LYNCHBURG CITY POLICE/SWAT on January 22, 2019 and so the letter that I received from the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions proves my point in that MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY IN AMERICA and THIS IS HOW RACIST AMERIKKKA IS!
Below is a copy of the letter stating the board’s intent to not initiate disciplinary proceedings against psychiatrist Michael Emerson Judd’s racist, negligent ass who practices racism and quackery out of Piedmont Psychiatric Center located at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital 3300 Rivermont Avenue and Community Access Network both located in Lynchburg, VA 24501. And if you read the reviews about Piedmont Psychiatric Center, I can only shake my head over the fact that nothing will be done for the mentally ill who have no choice but to make use of that facility, not to mention that the loved ones of the mentally ill who have to make use of that facility will likewise suffer tremendously.
My cousin had been experiencing sleep deprivation for over ten months which is a symptom of Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) and after begging his psychiatrist for help and receiving none as months and months of sleepless nights came and went, on January 22nd of this year, he took some knives and went to the railroad tracks, placed his head on the tracks in hopes that a train would come through and crush his skull. A passerby saw him and called 911 to report a possible mentally disturbed man on the railroad tracks. The police/SWAT arrived and a 15-hour standoff commenced. I know my cousin and when he did not come home when he usually does, I immediately checked the local news and of course, saw where there was a standoff with a mentally ill man. I called 911 and told them that it was my cousin involved in the standoff. They sent me a picture of him and of course, that was him. Later that night, in an attempt to get him to drop the knives and surrender, the police showed up at our door and had me on the phone while they produced a bullhorn of some sort to try and get through to him. It was to no avail. The standoff continued and only ceased after my cousin had been shot with bean bags and pellets that hurt so bad, he had no choice but to give up. His body is still covered in bruises, but at least he is still alive. He was transported to a Lynchburg General Hospital for evaluation and then transferred to Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital where he was placed on the psych ward for 5 days. He was given an injection, trazodone and gabapentin and then a taxi was called. He took the taxi to the police station whereupon they gave him his knives back(knives that they had taken from him after the 15-hour standoff). He came home with a bowie knife and a machete and several pocketknives. How that is even possible is still a mystery to me, hence the title of this blog post.
As a caregiver for the mentally ill, I can honestly say that it takes a toll on ones mental and physical health. I am not the person I used to be and I blame the mental health care system that is failing mentally ill people, those who care for them because no one else will, and society as a whole. I have tried to bring attention to the seriousness of the problem by writing letters to my local newspaper, to the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Guardian, The BBC, USAToday and yet not one of those entities is interested. Shows you just how much concern they have over the headlines that make the news regarding mentally ill people when they have killed 9 or 20 or 50 people. So long as they are basically perceived as a threat to themselves and to those who must care for them, who cares? The fact of the matter is that mental illness that is neglected or mistreated is more likely to result in a catastrophic situation. And those in the mental health care field are not doing their job. I can attest to that. Even those who are involved in the civil commitment process are not doing their job for if they had, my cousin would never have made it onto a Greyhound bus and left the state of Minnesota while he was under a civil commitment, but because his mental state was never taken seriously, this led to a horrifying chain of events.
No one is being held accountable for any of this, not the courts in Minnesota, nor the mental health care professionals who were responsible for the mistreatment of my cousin’s mental disorders. Those in Baltimore, MD were never held accountable for the fact that his mental illness was not taken seriously even though by then, he had a long history of attempted suicides. And where we are now, even though I have filed two complaints against his doctors and two investigations have commenced, the end result is “Based upon the information available for its thorough review, the Board has determined that it will NOT initiate disciplinary proceedings” even though the entire City of Lynchburg views my cousin as a public health threat since the FIFTEEN HOUR STANDOFF BETWEEN MY COUSIN/POLICE-SWAT and because of that, he has to have a mental ‘health’ case manager to make sure that he is receiving every available mental ‘health’ resource to maintain mental stability. AGAIN, this is why I say, “Mental Illness Is NOT Taken Seriously In America! Our cries for help went unanswered. A mere twelve days after we both begged and pleaded with his psychiatrist, Dr. Michael Emerson Judd, for help with his sleep deprivation, my cousin was involved in a 15-hour standoff with police/SWAT. How is that even possible when the signs were everywhere? And yet, were deliberately ignored and negligence on the part of Michael Emerson Judd has not been found, so says William L. Harp, Executive Director at the Virginia Board of Medicine.
So the next time a person is in the news for going the fuck off and shooting up 25 people, don’t expect anything to be done beyond what is being done, lip service about thoughts and prayers. They’ve certainly not helped my cousin or me. And please, by all means, re-read the section in the letter from William L. Harp, Virginia Board of Medicine thanking me for my “interest in public safety and protection and for bringing this matter to the Board’s attention.” What the hell for since not a goddamn thing is going to be done about the absolute negligence, stupidity, cluelessness, ineptness and a complete disregard for his patient that was displayed by psychiatrist, Michael Emerson Judd? These worthless shits don’t take this shit seriously because if they did, can you honestly say that you can understand why this fucker, William L. Harp, absolutely flat out refused to do a goddamn thing about that quack that calls himself “Dr. Michael Emerson Judd?” Seriously???!! His failure to address the serious mental issues that his patient was enduring resulted in a FIFTEEN HOUR STANDOFF BETWEEN HIS PATIENT AND THE POLICE/SWAT TEAM and that ain’t a goddamn problem at all??!! For the love of !!!!! I am just TOO goddamn through!!!! So yeah! Read this shit and fucking weep! Those bastards get off scot-free every single damn fucking time because they’re white goddamn it! Racism rules the fucking day!