Omaha-area jails and ERs new front line in battling mental illness
Charlie Callison struggled to get his son Stephen committed to a treatment facility until Stephen’s behavior became dangerous. “These kids have to get into trouble ... before they get the help they need,” he said.
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am
Stephen Callison was stuck in a loop created by his own mental delusions and misbehavior, keeping him behind bars when what he needed was treatment.
The problems started in 2011, when he was a student at Papillion-La Vista South High School. He became fixated on a younger student who wasn’t interested in his attention, and he sent her increasingly bizarre and violent messages.
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am.