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How I Fought to Get My Son Help but Failed.  He’s Now Incarcerated.

Left Untreated by Mental Health System!

Published on Dec 24, 2016

My son was arrested, yesterday, December 22, 2016 for assaulting me once again.  I’ve been fighting to get him serious mental health treatment recently, since November 5, 2016.

The Cape Canaveral police Baker Acted my son.  I faxed over a letter to Circles of Care, Harbor Pines that he was a danger to me and provided detail of his psychosis. That day the released him even after telling me they received my fax. That same day they gave him bus money home.

It wasn’t long afterward that my son severely almost beat me to death. I risked dying from 7 contusions to my head, one 4″ black bruise to the back of my neck, 2 green bruises and a welt on my forehead and 6 defensive bruises on my arms.  I didn’t file I report nor go to the hospital.  My 911 call screaming he was killing me landed my child in the psychiatric unit because I refused to press charges.  He has a brain disorder and needs medication not solitary confinement.

I recorded the attached, on December 1, 2016. Right after I recorded, I received a call from my son’s social worker at Circles of Care. Sheridan E. psychiatric unit, Melbourne, FL that he was doing fine and was ready to be released. So, I played Ron the recording of my son’s conversation recorded only ten minutes’ prior. He told me that he will kill me next time I break a commandment. They kept him another 6 days.

It was only a couple of days later, he took my car with me trying to get my keys from him.  He only was wearing a bathrobe.  I called the Cape Canaveral police for a wellness check but by the time they arrived, he had locked me out of the house.  So, there I was sitting with all my bruises for the 8 officers to see.  They kept talking to me from their scripted manual to get me to file charges but I couldn’t send my child, with a brain disorder and who doesn’t have any insight into his illness, to jail.  I was not only scared to go to the hospital for fear they might have enough to arrest him, thus he would go untreated nor the energy to get into a car from my severe beatings.  I spoke to my son’s attorney and agreed to go to the courthouse and file an injunction.  The police officer sent a victim’s advocate to meet me there.  I filled out the paperwork and wept after writing down the whole ordeal of my severe beating.  The victim’s advocate pleaded with me to go the hospital but I told her that I didn’t have insurance because all I do is stay home to take care of my son 24/7. She told me if I let them take pictures, I would qualify for care. But, I didn’t want John to go to jail. I wanted him to go to the psychiatric hospital. I put my life in jeopardy over blood clotting of the 7 contusions on my head and one on my neck. Plus, I had two green bruises on my forehead, 1 welt and 6 to defensive bruises on my arms. But, I was also in shock. I didn’t get out of bed for 7 days before I could eat. It took me 11 days before I could wash my hair. I felt as though I had been scalped. Went home and cried for days.  But, I was happy that he was in a psychiatric unit not jail.  I risked dying to keep my son from jail because my intent was to get him to the state hospital.

I received a call from John’s social worker. They gave John a shot of Invega that will last for 4 weeks. Ron threatened me and said because of the home restriction court order if he’s not allowed to come home they are going to take him to the mission. Then, he said he called John’s probation officer, like I asked him to do.  He said if John goes to the homeless mission his probation officer will pick him up and bring him to jail for violating the judge’s order. So, he is coming home. Please pray and think positively that the medication is working and he doesn’t almost beat me to death again. Sick to my stomach but, yet always hopeful the medication might start working.

My son was so psychotic when he arrived home.  He walked around nude for two days arguing with God and Lucifer.  Plus, he had an ongoing relationship with Eve.  So, I went to the courthouse and filed a Baker Act on Monday.  They didn’t pick him up until Wednesday at 4 p.m. I stated in the Baker the terror my child put me through.  They told me he wouldn’t be released without a judge signing off on it.  48 hours later, the psychiatric doctor released my child without letting me know! They gave him bus money home.  He lost his bus transfer. So, he had to walk the last 3 mile leg home.  I was surprised when he knocked on my door at 5 pm on Friday.  I had to wait all weekend for the courts to open back up.  But, I made a huge mistake, when Monday came. I thought to myself they are just going to release him in 48 hours and he is getting angrier every time they release him.  I couldn’t call the police for they would just come for a wellness check and leave.  So, I decided to keep hoping one more day and maybe the medication would start to work.

On Wednesday, John had been laughing a diabolical extremely loud laughter for hours. He was on the back porch slapping himself hard.  He started calling me “devil”.  So, I asked him through the door, because I was too scared to open the door, to take his Depakote bipolar pill. He stormed out of his bedroom and kept screaming at me Bitch. I ran for bedroom door but he blocked it. So, I ran for my bathroom and he corned me in there. He kept screaming I was a commandment breaker, to say he doesn’t have schizoaffective disorder. He kept screaming “Why do you want me to take the Depakote”! He kept screaming “Does my laughing bother you”? Tell me…he said.  I pleaded with him to stop that I loved him. I had tears streaming down my face. He prevented me from leaving the bathroom.  He was so psychotic.  I told him he was scaring me.  He said he would never hurt me again. But, he kept screaming at me that I was a commandment breaker. I could tell by his eyes the rage and by instinct I removed my glassed.  He slapped me and seem pleased that he had punished me. I dropped to my knees begging for forgiveness for about 3 to 5 minutes. He said I was forgiven. As I stood up, I tried to exit. He wouldn’t let me leave the bathroom. So, I said I had to get into the shower hoping he would leave the bathroom. So, he took his clothes off and said he would get into the shower with me. He kept calling me Mother Mary and he would cleanse me from my sins. I struggled and refused to go into the shower. He kept screaming at me to beg him for forgiveness that I was a commandment breaker. I thought to myself this is it. I was shaking uncontrollably. I placed my hands on his and said John can’t you feel how I’m shaking uncontrollably.  He screamed at me if I called the police he would murder me. He screamed for me not to tell his father or grandmother. He screamed he would murder me 4 more times. I told him I wouldn’t call the police. He left the bathroom and went into his room. I ran with my dog out to the car.  He came outside. I got the door closed to my car, locked it, and drove to the police station. Where, I had to listen to the officers tell me basically “we thought the next time we saw you that you would be in a coffin”.

I wish I could sue Harbor Pines and Sheridan East psychiatric units in Melbourne, Florida for releasing him against my faxed letter, tape recording, and countless hours of discussion on John’s serious mental state.

Oh, I wish I never had to write this, especially at Christmas time. Now, I need to pick up two battery police reports, 1 injunction, 3 Baker Acts, and 6 wellness checks to give to his probation officer to hand to the judge.  Plus, this synopsis which is the intro to 22 pages of notes, emails, fax on a website that I created.  Plus the YouTube recording, email to Governor Rick Scott’s Director and a copy of my fax dated November 17, 2016 to Harbor Pines stating not to release my son for he is a danger to me.  All, occurring from November 5th to December 22nd.  Our system is terribly flawed to say the least. But, I’m alive. I failed my son and now he’s in jail for Christmas for having a brain illness.

To his public defender, I want you to represent him not guilty by reason of insanity.  Can I finally get my ill son to the State Psychiatric Hospital in Macclenny, Florida? Now, that I’ve been severely beaten twice, continually slapped, verbally abused, and threatened to be murdered? Or do I drop charges and let you send him to a homeless shelter where he’s a threat to society?

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Once, it took 3 hours for the helicopters to find him after he ran away from an accident because the interior of the car was red, the Devil’s color.  He totaled his car by driving it into the car in front of him and then ran into the swamps of Florida, at midnight, in February.  He left the scene of the accident.  He said he decided to go running back to the accident, but he was getting cut up by briars just like Jesus.  So, he decided to take his shirt and shoes off and die in the swamp in the name of Jesus. 7 hours earlier, I pleaded for my son to be admitted to Circles of Care Psychiatric Unit and they refused treatment because my son refused treatment.  My son suffers from anosognosia, lack of insight of his brain illness.

December 25, 2016

Dear Mr. Frisbie,

Here’s another option..that I drop charges and we do a civil commitment. But in any event, the State Attorney is hopefully, going to call me tomorrow to discuss how we can work out the proper treatment for my son.

I only want what is best for my son.  A forensic treatment facility is not the answer. I want him to go a state psychiatric hospital.  I didn’t want to press charges but the police would’ve just came for a wellness check and left.  I had taken my glasses off when I realized John was going to hit me.  So, I wasn’t able to drive to the courthouse to file a Baker Act.  It was getting too dangerous for that to happen. I had to protect both of us.  

I don’t have money to hire my son an attorney.  So, I hope you are able to do what is best for John. It breaks my heart that I can speak to him or see him on video.  The medical team won’t even provide with how he’s doing…I cry everyday. It’s so unfair he shouldn’t be in jail. He should’ve been treated in a safe environment.

Again if you speak to him, please tell him that I love him.

Dear Mr. Frisbie,

First and foremost, please relay this message to my son… I LOVE HIM DEARLY AND I’M FIGHTING FOR HIM.  

Second, I would like you to ask him to give me permission to speak to his psychiatric doctors at the jail. Please tell him they won’t give him a release without him requesting one. 

Third, I would like to do a stipulated order replacing the ‘No Contact’ provision with a ‘No Violent Contact’ provision. 

I worry about his mental health not being able to call me or video chat.

I’m waiting for State Attorney, David Shenk, to contact me.  I’ve requested the best psychiatric care in the State.  I sent them over the following link below.  I’m requesting no charges be placed and he is transferred to the State of Florida Psychiatric Hospital in MacLenny, Florida for professional treatment..not a ridiculous forensic facility.

http://centralfloridacares.org/providers/civil-forensic-resources/

Please order the psychiatric evaluation, IMMEDIATELY!.  For when John goes before the judge on January 23rd at 1:30, I want the evaluation already completed.  

Attached, please find the letter that I faxed over to Harbor Pines, November 17, 2106, to not release my son due to a danger to myself and him. Plus, please find the police report where I tried 12 times to get my son help without succeeding.

Please, please get word to him that I love him and miss him dearly.  That I’m trying to change the order so he can call me and video chat. Please tell him that I will always be there for him.  

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To the State Attorney:

As promised, please see the link to the information on civil commitment.

http://centralfloridacares.org/providers/civil-forensic-resources/

I would like to discuss replacing the ‘No Contact’ provision with a ‘No Violent Contact’ provision. Do, I need to file a motion or can an agreement, Stipulated Order, be executed through your office

Attached is fax sent over to Circles of Care Harbor Pines, Melbourne, FL on November 17, 2106 stating that my son was a danger to me.  They ignored my request and released him. I was attacked on December 12, 2016. Also attached, please find police report of visits to my house for wellness checks for the last 2 months.  I tried 12 times to get my son HELP!!!! He’s now in jail for his brain illness because everyone ignored my requests to get him help.

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The Circles of Care psychiatrist took my son off his bi weekly injectable because he became suicidal.  The insurance company didn’t approve the new medication for 3 weeks.  The psychiatrist didn’t answer the insurance company requests for clarification of the $2000 per month medication.  The pharmacist sent over 8 requests.  After threatening to sue Circles of Care, I contacted their pharmacist and pleaded with him to help me.  By the time they approved it.  John had become ill again.

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey, This year, let’s fix a couple of problems with your department and jail complex!!!! For instance, your officers can’t Baker Act a person unless they become violent! But, you and I know that’s bullshit..cuz when they go untreated their psychosis escalates into violence..then, they aren’t Baker Acted..they are thrown in jail. So…which is it? Time to change the state’s law!!!! How many times did your officers come out to my house in the last 2 months for a wellness check and just leave telling me he wasn’t a danger to himself or me….I’LL TELL YOU TWELVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m counting on you to relay a message to Carol that my son is too psychotic to ask for a release. So, she can discuss his mental status and medication. I expect Carol to hand my son a release to sign by tomorrow!!!! Please! Happy New Year!

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I wrote my son’s story to have him taken out of solitary confinement and transferred to the state psychiatric hospital. This is his 2nd incarceration in 2 years for having a brain disorder. The last time he was incarcerated for hitting a police officer and EMT worker. They were Baker Acting him for his psychosis when he hit them. They transferred him to jail and locked him away in solitary confinement for 10 months. I had no choice but to share my story with the world. Pete Earley is publishing it. My son spent last Christmas and this Christmas in solitary confinement for having a brain disorder.  That’s what we do now.  We lock them in solitary confinement in jails/prisons and refuse to medicate them.  

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Voice of My Child with a Brain Disorder – Left Untreated by Our Government! 

Published on Dec 24, 2016

Tape recorded on December 1, 2016. Right after I recorded, I received a call from my son’s social worker at Sheridan E. psychiatric unit, Melbourne, FL that he was doing fine and was ready to be released. So, I played Ron the recording of my son’s conversation recorded ten minutes prior. They kept him another 6 days. He returned home and attacked me again. He now resides in jail. Did someone say lawsuit?

Merry Christmas!

January 2, 2017

I just spoke with the State Attorney.  I told her I had one goal..to get my son the best treatment in the state and I wasn’t going to stop until he received it. I informed her on what my conditions were for my son.  I told her that I had received an email from the Governor. He directed me to his Director of Mental Health Services to reach out by email asking me how he could be of assistance.  Also, I told her that I have been approached by several news agencies to publish my son’s story.  Gave her a link to the civil commitment process that was provided to me under the direction of the Governor.  I informed her that my son can be provided the best mental healthcare under a civil commitment process instead of a criminal process. The State Attorney said it had never been done before in this county.  It was the first she heard of it.  She would read the process and get back to me.  It’s going to be a great day! My son isn’t a criminal. He is just a child with a brain disorder! Maybe now, he can finally get the treatment he deserves. Please keep us in your prayers.

January 2, 2017

Feeling guilty that I could’ve done more now he’s in jail.

I need to talk to an attorney..perhaps drop charges..he violated probation..so, he doesn’t need my charges tacked on.

I’m so confused. I paid $3,000 to the attorney to get his felonies reduced to a misdemeanor

John wanted to spend 3 months in jail not 1 and 1/2 years probation now, he’s violated probation and he’s screwed and it’s my fault.

January 5, 2017

Brief description of your legal issue:

I would like to sue the State of Florida for over wait times for competency restoration. My son suffers from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, bipolar, depression, and anxiety. He’s been in jail for over 7 months without medication.

John went before Judge Harris while at Circles of Care, January 15, 2015.  Circles of Care assured me that John would be sent to the state hospital. He was psychotic and yelling “Satan get out of me”!  The documentation from Circles of Care will show the head of the facility’s recommendation to send John to the state hospital.  He was scaring the other patients.  Judge Harris sent John home and not to the state mental hospital.

No Medication while in jail for 7 months to treat his schizoaffective disorder, while we wait for him to regain competency. He won’t regain competency without medication. They can hold him up to 5 years without medication. He’s awaiting a hearing for hitting a patient while under a Baker Act residing at Wuesthoff Hospital psychiatric unit where they refused to treat his diagnosed disorder schizoaffective, bipolar, anxiety, personality disorder and depression. He was transferred from the psychiatric unit to jail on March 9, 2015.

They refused to listen to me to administer a shot of haloperidol to bring him out of his psychosis. I told them after my visit that he told me the devil was going to kill at midnight. Because, he is 25 years’ old, I have no rights as his mother to enforce medication. The next day he hit a patient and was transferred to the jail. Where he has remained without medication since March 9, 2015. It is now October 13, 2015. He can’t proceed to trial because he’s incompetent. They can hold him 5 years without prescribing medication for his diagnosed schizoaffective disorder. He will not regain competency without medication. On September 9th, the jail took away all visitation and phone privileges. He’s left alone in the psychiatric ward with no psychiatric consultations, medications or a visits/phone calls from his mother. For 7 months both the jail and the forensic hospital have refused to give him medication for his diagnosed mental illness of schizoaffective disorder.

They are transferring him back to a forensic hospital, where he already spent 90 days teaching him the legal system and not giving medication because he refused. So, he will leave the jail’s psych ward and go to the forensic hospital. They will transport him back to jail, just like they did on July 31st and then they made him wait until Sept. 30th for a hearing just to declare him incompetent again. He’s been psychotic since March 9th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He’s severely depressed and they are not treating his depression. Plus, his hands are all scared and his knuckles are red. I asked him what happened to his hands and he said he’s been hitting his cell wall to punish himself for hitting the patient. After 72 days in solitary confinement, he developed Bel’s Palsy, where the left side of his face became paralyzed. He refused medication for it because he said God was punishing him for hitting the patient. The left side of his face is now paralyzed. He’s been without medication to treat his schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, bipolar, depression, and anxiety for over 7 months. I’ve been told by Elaine, head of DCF Forensic Hospitals, they can hold him incompetent without medication up to five years.

January 6, 2017

it’s a cruel system to the person suffering from the mental illness and the caregivers who are forced to watch their children spin into madness.  We just passed the 21st Century Cures Act which included HR 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis..so, it’s a step for more funding and beds.

January 9, 2017

Did you read my son’s story? If you did, you would understand why the parents of children who suffer with a serious mental illness have no choice but to try medications. We don’t have a cure for schizoaffective disorder, bipolar or even severe depression. People are trapped in their rooms unable to leave the house. There is new landmark research, as we speak regarding the estrogen gene. With $6.3 billion, there will be cures right around the corner. I fought tirelessly for this bill for 2 years along with countless parents of children with a serious illness. We are making a real change through technology and research for the future.

January 10, 2017

Missing my son terribly…my 10 minute voicemail to the judge, yesterday…resulted in a call from his assistant. Maybe now, I’ll be allowed to speak to my child. I haven’t been allowed to speak to him or the doctors, since December 23rd!

Please, please get word to him that I love him and miss him dearly.  That I’m trying to change the order so he can call me and video chat. Please tell him that I will always be there for him.  

Missing my son with incredible ache in my heart and tears that never end.  He’s not allowed to call or video chat with his mother.  The only person who never gave up on him.  He doesn’t understand that he did something wrong.  The psychiatric unit won’t give him a release to sign for me to speak with them. I haven’t heard one word since December 23, 2016 on how my child is doing.  He’s been told if he calls me that he will get in trouble.  I want to drop charges but if I do he will be released and care won’t be provided for me.  So, he sits in a jail cell without knowing that I love him.  I may breakdown and drop charges..but, they tell me it’s too late.  I’ve been informing the judge, State Attorney, jail psychiatric unit, public defender they better work quickly an order a psychiatric evaluation and not wait until January 23, 2017 for his hearing.  You see it takes 30 days after you request a psychiatric evaluation for the psychiatrist to fit it into their schedule.  I can’t wait another day to have my child transferred from jail to a state psychiatric unit for care.  Plus, the pain that we have endured from our insane system not allowing us to speak to each other in unbearable. The pain, confusion and suffering they are committing unto my child should be outlawed.

January 11, 2017

Missing my son with incredible ache in my heart and tears that never end.  He’s not allowed to call or video chat with his mother.  The only person who never gave up on him.  He doesn’t understand that he did something wrong.  The psychiatric unit won’t give him a release to sign for me to speak with them. They told me my child has to ask for a release of information. I haven’t heard one word since December 23, 2016 on how my child is doing and it’s now January 11, 2017.  He’s been told if he calls me that he will get in trouble.  I want to drop charges, but if I do he will be released and care won’t be provided for him.  So, he sits in a jail cell without me reassuring him that I love him.  I may breakdown and drop charges..but, they tell me it’s too late.  I have to attend a victims class on January 25th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. before I can drop charges.  I’ve been informing the judge, State Attorney, jail psychiatric unit, public defender they better work quickly an order a psychiatric evaluation and not wait until January 23, 2017 for his hearing.  You see it takes 30 days after you request a psychiatric evaluation for the psychiatrist to fit it into their schedule.  I can’t wait another day to have my child transferred from jail to a state psychiatric unit for care.  Plus, the pain that we have endured from our insane system not allowing us to speak to each other is unbearable. The pain, confusion and suffering they are committing unto my child and myself should be outlawed.

the answer. I want him to go a state psychiatric hospital.  I didn’t want to press charges but the police would’ve just came for a wellness check and left.  I had taken my glasses off when I realized John was going to hit me.  So, I wasn’t able to drive to the courthouse to file a Baker Act.  It was getting too dangerous for that to happen. I had to protect both of us.  

Please, please get word to him that I love him and miss him dearly.  That I’m trying to change the order so he can call me and video chat. Please tell him that I will always be there for him.  

I would like to do a stipulated order replacing the ‘No Contact’ provision with a ‘No Violent Contact’ provision. 

I worry about his mental health not being able to call me or video chat.

I’m waiting for State Attorney, David Shenk, to contact me.  I’ve requested the best psychiatric care in the State.  I sent them over the following link below.  I’m requesting no charges be placed and he is transferred to the State of Florida Psychiatric Hospital in MacLenny, Florida for professional treatment..not a ridiculous forensic facility.

http://centralfloridacares.org/providers/civil-forensic-resources/

Please order the psychiatric evaluation, IMMEDIATELY!.  For when John goes before the judge on January 23rd at 1:30, I want the evaluation already completed.  

Attached, please find the letter that I faxed over to Harbor Pines, November 17, 2106, to not release my son due to a danger to myself and him. Plus, please find the police report where I tried 12 times to get my son help without succeeding.

Please, please get word to him that I love him and miss him dearly.  That I’m trying to change the order so he can call me and video chat. Please tell him that I will always be there for him.  

Attached is fax sent over to Circles of Care Harbor Pines, Melbourne, FL on November 17, 2106 stating that my son was a danger to me.  They ignored my request and released him. I was attacked on December 12, 2016. Also attached, please find police report of visits to my house for wellness checks for the last 2 months.  I tried 12 times to get my son HELP!!!! He’s now in jail for his brain illness because everyone ignored my requests to get him help.

First and foremost, please relay this message to my son… I LOVE HIM DEARLY AND I’M FIGHTING FOR HIM.  

Second, I would like you to ask him to give me permission to speak to his psychiatric doctors at the jail. Please tell him they won’t give him a release without him requesting one. 

Third, I would like to do a stipulated order replacing the ‘No Contact’ provision with a ‘No Violent Contact’ provision. 

I worry about his mental health not being able to call me or video chat.

I’m waiting for State Attorney, David Shenk, to contact me.  I’ve requested the best psychiatric care in the State.  I sent them over the following link below.  I’m requesting no charges be placed and he is transferred to the State of Florida Psychiatric Hospital in MacLenny, Florida for professional treatment..not a ridiculous forensic facility.

http://centralfloridacares.org/providers/civil-forensic-resources/

Please order the psychiatric evaluation, IMMEDIATELY!.  For when John goes before the judge on January 23rd at 1:30, I want the evaluation already completed.  

Attached, please find the letter that I faxed over to Harbor Pines, November 17, 2106, to not release my son due to a danger to myself and him. Plus, please find the police report where I tried 12 times to get my son help without succeeding.

Please, please get word to him that I love him and miss him dearly.  That I’m trying to change the order so he can call me and video chat. Please tell him that I will always be there for him.  

Thank you,

Jennifer V.R. Tirkot

321-848-5635

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To the State Attorney:

As promised, please see the link to the information on civil commitment.

http://centralfloridacares.org/providers/civil-forensic-resources/

I would like to discuss replacing the ‘No Contact’ provision with a ‘No Violent Contact’ provision. Do, I need to file a motion or can an agreement, Stipulated Order, be executed through your office

Jennifer V.R. Tirkot

Attached is fax sent over to Circles of Care Harbor Pines, Melbourne, FL on November 17, 2106 stating that my son was a danger to me.  They ignored my request and released him. I was attacked on December 12, 2016. Also attached, please find police report of visits to my house for wellness checks for the last 2 months.  I tried 12 times to get my son HELP!!!! He’s now in jail for his brain illness because everyone ignored my requests to get him help.

Jennifer V.R. Tirkot

The Circles of Care psychiatrist took my son off his bi weekly injectable because he became suicidal.  The insurance company didn’t approve the new medication for 3 weeks.  The psychiatrist didn’t answer the insurance company requests for clarification of the $2000 per month medication.  The pharmacist sent over 8 requests.  After threatening to sue Circles of Care, I contacted their pharmacist and pleaded with him to help me.  By the time they approved it.  John had become ill again.

Jennifer V.R. Tirkot

Sheriff Wayne Ivey, This year, let’s fix a couple of problems with your department and jail complex!!!! For instance, your officers can’t Baker Act a person unless they become violent! But, you and I know that’s bullshit..cuz when they go untreated their psychosis escalates into violence..then, they aren’t Baker Acted..they are thrown in jail. So…which is it? Time to change the state’s law!!!! How many times did your officers come out to my house in the last 2 months for a wellness check and just leave telling me he wasn’t a danger to himself or me….I’LL TELL YOU TWELVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m counting on you to relay a message to Carol that my son is too psychotic to ask for a release. So, she can discuss his mental status and medication. I expect Carol to hand my son a release to sign by tomorrow!!!! Please! Happy New Year!

Jennifer V.R. Tirkot

I wrote my son’s story to have him taken out of solitary confinement and transferred to the state psychiatric hospital. This is his 2nd incarceration in 2 years for having a brain disorder. The last time he was incarcerated for hitting a police officer and EMT worker. They were Baker Acting him for his psychosis when he hit them. They transferred him to jail and locked him away in solitary confinement for 10 months. I had no choice but to share my story with the world. Pete Earley is publishing it. My son spent last Christmas and this Christmas in solitary confinement for having a brain disorder.  That’s what we do now.  We lock them in solitary confinement in jails/prisons and refuse to medicate them.  

Jennifer V.R. Tirkot

Voice of My Child with a Brain Disorder – Left Untreated by Our Government! 

Published on Dec 24, 2016

Tape recorded on December 1, 2016. Right after I recorded, I received a call from my son’s social worker at Sheridan E. psychiatric unit, Melbourne, FL that he was doing fine and was ready to be released. So, I played Ron the recording of my son’s conversation recorded ten minutes prior. They kept him another 6 days. He returned home and attacked me again. He now resides in jail. Did someone say lawsuit?

https://youtu.be/wdet9AkxLK4

January 11, 2017

Attention: Janet Pierson, Victim Advocate

URGENT – Please add the information below and the attachment, Ex Parte initiated and signed by the judge, to my previously submitted subpoena, John Michael William Tirkot’s & Jennifer Veronica Renee Tirkot’s case# 16-52846-MMA

Filed Baker Act Ex Parte Order (petition for involuntary examination) with the circuit court, 18th judicial circuit, Brevard County, Florida.  It was time stamped, December 12, 2016 at 4:28 p.m.  I spent the morning of December 13th pleading to rush the order that the situation was grave. On December 13, 2016 at 5:15 p.m., the judge signs the order.  On December 14, 2016at 3:20 p.m. my son was Baker Acted at our residence by the police.  On December 16, 2016 without any notification, I received a knock on my door around 5:00.  My son was released by his psychiatrist at Harbor Pines psychiatric unit.  They gave him money for the bus ride home.  John lost his bus pass for the last transfer home.  He walked 3.3 miles home. On December 22, 2016, my son, John Tirkot was arrested for the battery charge.

Also, I’m requesting the judge subpoena the medical records from both Sheridan Oaks, 400 East Sheridan Rd., Melbourne, FL 32901.  Harbor Pines, 880 Airport Rd., Melbourne, FL 32901.  Attention: Medical Records, Fax #321-676-6696. John signed a release and it’s on file.  Actually, they found multiple releases on file.  But, Circles of Care needs a new release signed after every time they were involuntarily admitted to their facilities. Who knew?  Not me! I was told by Lisa in the records to request my son’s records from May 18, 2016 after his suicide attempt, they would be able to prepare it for me but it would take up to 6 weeks and then, I could pick them up at a $1.00 per page.  She would be able to provide the records to me up to November 16, 2016. But if she had subpoena from the judge on the case, it would only take 24 hours.

Please let’s work together to find the best psychiatric care in the state or better yet, the country!!!

January 23, 2017

Well the State Attorney wanted to up the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. So, I politely asked the judge to speak. I spoke for 10 minutes and told him our story. That it wasn’t my son’s fault for I had tried 12 wellness checks and 3 Baker Acts in a 42 day period. They kept releasing even after receiving the “Oh Shit” letter, which is a template letter stating do not release. I told the judge how the shot of Prolixin made my son have suicidal ideation. So, the psychiatrist changed his medication but failed to return the insurance company’s phone call to get it approved. I told him it took 3 weeks to get the new medication approved and how I had to threaten the psychiatrist. I said this is not my son’s fault that the State failed him and me. I asked the judge for amended order to be able to speak to my son. He instructed the public defender to submit the motion. The State Attorney said he did not approve it and the judge ignored him. So, we have court on the 27th and February 14th. John looked well…I told him that I love him.

January 25, 2017

Governor Rick Scott,
Here’s an update!!!!

Well, the State Attorney wanted to up the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. So, I politely asked the judge to speak. I spoke for 10 to 15 minutes and told the judge our story. That it wasn’t my son’s fault for I had tried 12 wellness checks and 3 Baker Acts in a 42 day period. They kept releasing even after receiving the “Oh Shit” letter, which is a template letter stating do not release. I told the judge how I filed an Ex Parte with a 2 page hand written description how my son needed proper psychiatric care after he severely beat me because he thought I was Lucifer. The psychiatrist released him again after 48 hours. I told the judge how the shot of Prolix made my son have suicidal ideation. So, the psychiatrist changed his medication but failed to return the insurance company’s phone call to get it approved. I told him it took 3 weeks to get the new medication approved and how I had to threaten the psychiatrist. I said this is not my son’s fault that the State failed him and me. I asked the judge for amended order to be able to speak to my son. He instructed the public defender to submit the motion. The State Attorney said he did not approve it and the judge ignored him. So, we have court on the 27th, 31st and February 14th. John looked well…I told him that I love him. So, in a nutshell..they are going to try to try him as a felon to get him into care at the state hospital.. I instructed the State Attorney that was incorrect that they could file civil commitment and I would fight him tooth and nail. He asked for a continuance to review my endless emails and links on how to file a civil commitment. Today, I left a message for The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law for them to represent my son. He’s not getting screwed over by the State when they failed to protect the both of us! I have to go to court any day to go before the judge to approve the motion to be able to speak to my child. A right they took away from us! I don’t even know if even he received his monthly shot of Invega and his bipolar medication…and if it’s starting to work!!!! The State is trying to screw my son over when it was their fault for not protecting us!!! I spoke the State mental health director to have my son committed civilly not up the charge to a felony. He will get better care at the State psychiatric hospital than jail!!! I dropped charges because the State Attorney assistant said he would not let me drop them. The State Attorney didn’t answer my endless emails. He called me to discuss the case one hour before court. Pray for us! That’s what we do in this country. We don’t provide care until someone gets hurt! oh..I hope this explains why I don’t sleep well, eat and have nightmares!

Here’s a link to my story…it’s extremely painful and the lack of care is horrific!
WHERE ARE YOU?!!!!  OUR MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS IN HORRIFIC CHAOS!!!!!!!
JENNIFER V.R. TIRKOT

January 25, 2017

Governor Rick Scott,

 

Here’s an update!!!!

Well the State Attorney wanted to up the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony. So, I politely asked the judge to speak. I spoke for 10 to 15 minutes and told the judge our story. That it wasn’t my son’s fault for I had tried 12 wellness checks and 3 Baker Acts in a 42 day period. They kept releasing even after receiving the “Oh Shit” letter, which is a template letter stating do not release. I told the judge how I filed an Ex Parte with a 2 page hand written description how my son needed proper psychiatric care after he almost beat me to death and the psychiatrist released him again after 48 hours. I told the judge how the shot of Prolix made my son have suicidal ideation. So, the psychiatrist changed his medication but failed to return the insurance company’s phone call to get it approved. I told him it took 3 weeks to get the new medication approved and how I had to threaten the psychiatrist. I said this is not my son’s fault that the State failed him and me. I asked the judge for amended order to be able to speak to my son. He instructed the public defender to submit the motion. The State Attorney said he did not approve it and the judge ignored him. So, we have court on the 27th, 31st and February 14th. John looked well…I told him that I love him.  So, in a nutshell..they are going to try to try him as a felon to get him into care at the state hospital.. I instructed the State Attorney that was incorrect that they could file civil commitment and I would fight him tooth and nail. He asked for a continuance to review my endless emails and links on how to file a civil commitment. Today, I left a message for The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law for them to represent my son. He’s not getting screwed over by the State when they failed to protect the both of us!  I have to go to court any day to go before the judge to approve the motion to be able to speak to my child and the jail mental health unit. A right they took away from us! I don’t even know even he received his monthly shot of Invega and his bipolar medication…plus, to see if the medication is working!!! The State is trying to screw my son over when it was their fault for not protecting us!!! Pray for us!

WHY?????? WON’T YOU HELP MY CHILD AND ME???!!!!!!!!!

OUR STORY FOR THE WORLD TO SEE!!!

January 25, 2017

You better take notice of me….I’M NOT GOING AWAY!!!!!!!!

Here’s my story which the top mental health writer in the country is writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 26, 2017

My son was a 18 years old when he first heard his first voice.  The Devil told him to hang himself.  From there more voices presented themselves…God, Jesus, Michael the Angel, Eve, female Devil, Lucifer, Eve, Esther, Stuart, to name most of them.  My son tried to kill himself over voices. When my son was diagnosed with a brain disorder, he tried to kill himself once with a revolver in his mouth playing Russian Roulette.

January 30, 2017

Absolutely nothing has changed in 8 years since my son, 18 years’ old, was diagnosed. He’s 26 now and we are still left abandoned fighting alone at square one.

February 3, 2017

My son modeling in NYC, one month before the Devil appeared and told him to hang himself…one month later he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder..a diagnosis he has never accepted.. He suffers from anosognosia, he lacks the insight into his illness. Once your child turns 18, you lose the rights to enforce medication for they have their constitutional rights to deny treatment. Well..not anymore…all us mother advocates helped pass HR 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis!!!! Thank you Congressman Tim Murphy..our Republican savior!

Dear God…It’s not well with my soul..1 in 5 people suffer with a mental disorder. The caregivers of those with a serious mental illness lose their savings, their careers, their health, and their children without any assistance from the government. Oh..let me not leave out those who lost their lives or their spouses lives to the hands of their untreated children. The government has ignored our pleas and our children are either, homeless, untreated, incarcerated, treated without assistance, or deceased. My son begged me to kill him when he first started hearing voices. They tortured him relentlessly. You forced me to watch my child lose his mind. He tried committing suicide 8 times. Finally, he gave in to his voices and became friends even each ones protector. I lost my child to his voices when there is medication and treatment which could’ve saved him. So..no..it’s not well with my soul..fyi

February 7, 2017

HALLELUJAH!!!!!

OUR STORY HAS BEEN PICKED UP BY THE PRESS.
1st of three articles coming out!!!!
There is JUSTICE!!!!!!

February 7, 2017

This is how crazy our system is… when, I found out the State Attorney, who is supposed to be representing me, asked for my son’s misdemeanor to be upgraded to a felony, I said to the judge “FINE”… I’m now switching sides and representing my son and we are going for the insanity plea. The judge asked me if I belonged to the state bar. I said “NO” and that wasn’t going to stop me.

I was speaking to the public defender, yesterday. It doesn’t matter if he was delusional at the time of the incident. That the court looks at is he incompetent now! So, I said I highly doubt Wendy Anderson, who knows us well, will declare him competent. But, if she does..then Great! The anti-psychotic medication is starting to work and we will go to trial.

The police come to your house when your child is delusional and end up leaving telling you they can’t do anything until they are a harm to themselves or you. Finally, their psychosis progresses and the worst nightmare happens. They don’t take them to the psychiatric hospital…NO..they take them to jail. They can’t force them to the psychiatric hospital on a misdemeanor charge of battery. So, their freakin solution is to upgrade the charge to a felony. To be a convicted felon for life for battery. Which means, they will now never qualify for placement in an assisted living facility. They lose their disability in jail. Which means, they lose their home, belongings and now future housing options. HOMELESS IS OUR ANSWER!

February 8, 2017….THE JUDGE AMENDED THE ORDER, YESTERDAY!!!!  TODAY, I’M ABLE TO SPEAK TO MY SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL CHILD!!!! WOO F#CKING HOO!!!!!!   THANK YOU GOD!!!!!
 

February 8, 2017

 

This is how crazy our system is… when, I found out the State Attorney, who is supposed to be representing me, asked for my son’s misdemeanor to be upgraded to a felony, I said to the judge “FINE”… I’m now switching sides and representing my son and we are going for the insanity plea. The judge asked me if I belonged to the state bar. I said “NO” and that wasn’t going to stop me.

I was speaking to the public defender, yesterday. It doesn’t matter if he was delusional at the time of the incident. That the court looks at is he incompetent now! So, I said I highly doubt Wendy Anderson, who knows us well, will declare him competent. But, if she does..then Great! The anti-psychotic medication is starting to work and we will go to trial.

The police come to your house when your child is delusional and end up leaving telling you they can’t do anything until they are a harm to themselves or you. Finally, their psychosis progresses and the worst nightmare happens. They don’t take them to the psychiatric hospital…NO..they take them to jail. They can’t force them to the psychiatric hospital on a misdemeanor charge of battery. So, their freakin solution is to upgrade the charge to a felony. To be a convicted felon for life for battery. Which means, they will now never qualify for placement in an assisted living facility. They lose their disability in jail. Which means, they lose their home, belongings and now future housing options. HOMELESS IS OUR ANSWER!

February 8, 2017….THE JUDGE AMENDED THE ORDER, YESTERDAY!!!!  TODAY, I’M ABLE TO SPEAK TO MY SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL CHILD!!!! WOO F#CKING HOO!!!!!!   THANK YOU GOD!!!!!
 
 

February 8, 2017

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT, Here’s our story that came out by Pete Earley! I’m going to the press next!!! Governor, you passed me off to Philip Scarpelli, who in turned passed me off to Shivana Rameshwar. who in turned passed me off to Sarah, who told me she unfortunately couldn’t help me! I just want you to know…Haven’t I suffered enough then to be passed around just getting f@cked one after another by your administration!!!!

February 16, 2017

I have come to the realization..that I’m not getting my voice out there. The State Attorney David Shanks has gone against me and changed the misdemeanor to a felony. I have no recourse… On April 5th, we start all over again…which means another 3 months in jail for my child. So..new game plan for my son to work against me..he needs to call the phone number on the bright orange poster in the jail for Disability Help.. Apparently, I’ve dropped the charges and the state picked them up and went in for the kill.. The felony public defender said ..I can’t believe he is doing this..so, it looks like we are going to jury trial.. John had his competency evaluation on the 7th. The competency hearing on the 28th was cancelled. So, I had to call the felony court public defender to schedule a competency hearing…wtf..I’m the only one in charge? So sad..if it weren’t for me..they would have thrown away the key… There’s only one problem…my son wants to plea guilty because he has no insight into his illness. So, I have to fight for his rights… he doesn’t want to call Disability Rights and Disability Rights will only speak to him..

February 17, 2017

I sit here with my heart in my stomach… I can’t believe the State Attorney’s advice was to bond my son out. There is no bond due to violating probation. But, the worse part is they missed my cry for help to get him treatment..not to get him home….

I’m going to call Wendy Anderson, who is assigned to do the competency evaluation. Then when I find out the date she has planned to visit my son, I’m going to call the public defender to move up the hearing from March 22nd. There’s no reason it should take 90 days to have a competency evaluation completed.

If my son wasn’t delusional, I could bond him out and get him to agree to a civil commitment. But when I spoke to him the other day, he said he wants to come home. He doesn’t want to go to the state psychiatric hospital. He said I belong in a mental hospital. He is just following God’s commands. He stated that I need to find God and he is going to help me find him. So…no..I don’t want to risk my life again.

February 17, 2017

On my new shit list…State Attorney David Shanks! When I was speaking to the judge, yesterday, I said I had a problem with the March 22nd date to push back the hearing until John’s competency evaluation was completed. I told the judge that I had requested a competency hearing on January 31st and the judge said it wasn’t necessary that there were already 3 on file. Now, it comes to pass he needs a competency evaluation. So, I said I want to know the precise date for the evaluation. I butted heads with the public defender. So I said screw him, I will work with the State Attorney representing me. David Shanks, the state attorney, said to me afterwards, if you don’t want to wait until March 22nd, you can bond him out! WTF! There is no bond set! How F UP and clueless are the public defender and the state attorney? So my son will remain behind bars for having a brain disorder whom I tried to get help for 42 days and failed. He’s been incarcerated since December 22nd and now he has to wait to go before a judge on March 22nd.

I sit here with my heart in my stomach… I can’t believe the State Attorney’s advice was to bond my son out. There is no bond due to violating probation. But, the worse part is they missed my cry for help to get him treatment..not to get him home….

I’m going to call Wendy Anderson, who is assigned to do the competency evaluation. Then when I find out the date she has planned to visit my son, I’m going to call the public defender to move up the hearing from March 22nd. There’s no reason it should take 90 days to have a competency evaluation completed.

If my son wasn’t delusional, I could bond him out and get him to agree to a civil commitment. But when I spoke to him the other day, he said he wants to come home. He doesn’t want to go to the state psychiatric hospital. He said I belong in a mental hospital. He is just following God’s commands. He stated that I need to find God and he is going to help me find him. So…no..I don’t want to risk my life again.

February 19, 2017

I received a message from someone the other day that read my story. He was anti medication and seemed to try to blame it on my son’s upbringing.  It seems they have done their job closing the psychiatric hospitals. His advice was one that would cost $7,000 per month.  Money I don’t have for proper treatment for my son.  He asked me if the medications have worked and my answer was not yet! I haven’t found the right medication combination. It’s people like him who send us parents into 4 years’ of pointless self blame and make us feel we are poisoning our children with medications with side affects.  Yet, he had no answers for me on how to get my son treatment.

February 19, 2017

Sheriff Wayne Ivey here’s where your department failed me. After 12 wellness checks and 3 baker acts, your department’s solution was arresting my child. After, I had pleaded with your officers 12 times, it was their solution to throw my son in jail and not get him the proper mental health care he deserved!

February 19, 2017

 

BREVARD COUNTY POLICE REPORT AND CIRCLES OF CARE FAILURE TO TREAT MY SON:

11/3/16 2:57 PM WELLNESS CHECK
11/6/16 3:00 PM INSURANCE APPROVES INVEGA – AFTER 3 WEEKS OF THREATENING CIRCLES OF CARE
11/15/16 8:25 PM WELLNESS CHECK – BAKER ACT
11/17/16 2:17 PM FAXED O SHIT LETTER DO NOT RELEASE
11/17/16 5:00 PM RELEASED FROM HARBOR PINES
11/17/16 7:37 PM WELLNESS CHECK
11/18/16 1:39 PM WELLNESS CHECK
11/18/16 3:37 PM BATTERY
11/18/16 6:30 PM INJUNCTION
11/18/16 3:37 PM JOHN IS BAKER ACTED
11/30/16 12:01 PM FILED DISMALLAL OF INJUNCTION BECAUSE CIRCLES OF CARE THREATENS ME TO SEND HIM DIRECTLY TO JAIL
12/1/16 11:01 PM RECEIVED CALL FROM RON, JOHN’S SOCIAL WORKER, THAT JOHN WAS FINE TO COME HOME..PLAYED HIM THE RECORDING FROM 10 MINUTES PRIOR
12/6/16 9:00 AM JOHN GIVEN 30 DAY SHOT OF INVEGA
12/6/16 1:59 PM JOHN RELEASED FROM SHERIDAN OAKS
12/12/16 2:30 PM WELLNESS CHECK
12/12/16 4:28 PM FILED EX PARTE ORDER W COURT
12/12/16 9:46 PM WELLNESS CHECK
12/14/16 3:19 PM CIVIL PROCESS SERVICE
12/16/16 4:00 PM JOHN RELEASED FROM HARBOR PINES
12/17/16 4:40 PM JOHN REPORTS ME MISSING – BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF THE HOUSE IN FEAR – WELLNESS CHECK
12/22/16 9:02 AM BATTERY – ARRESTED NOT TAKEN TO THE PSYCHIATRIC UNIT
1/5/17 JOHN DUE FOR HIS INVEGA SHOT.  I’M UNABLE TO SPEAK TO THE MEDICAL STAFF REGARDING MEDICATION
1/18/17 3:00 PM DROPPED CHARGES
1/18/17 3:00 PM STATE ATTORNEY FINALLY LEAVES ME A VOICEMAIL MESSAGE TO DISCUSS THE OUTCOME OF CARE FOR JOHN
1/23/17 1:30 PM JOHN’S COURT CASE
1/31/17 JOHN’S COURT CASE FOR VIOLATING PROBATION

2/7/17           1:30 PM      MOTION TO SPEAK TO MY CHILD

2/14/17         9:00 AM      CONTIGUENCY STILL WAITING ON COMPETENCY EVALUATION

My son has been incarcerated now for 60 days without a competency evaluation.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey and Circles of Care is that what you call mental health care in Brevard County?

February 21, 2017

 found out yesterday that the jail put my son back on Prolixin, which the doctor took him off because he had suicidal ideation. The doctor took him off Prolixin and put him on Invega. But, she took 4 weeks to call the insurance company to get it approved. By then John was so psychotic. Now, they have put him back on Prolixin which didn’t do anything. John said they don’t administer Invega in jail. So, the state attorney said he was trying to get the competency evaluation moved up. But, the psychiatrist has still not visited him. His next court date is March 22nd!

There are 2 articles regarding the lack of mental health care my son received in Brevard County, Florida.  You can find the faxed letter and the timeline for the failed care that I requested from Circles of Care.  Please note the fax that I sent to Harbor Pines.  Confirmed they received my letter that my son was a harm to me and himself.  That afternoon they released him and the next day he almost KILLED ME!!!!!

So, how are you going to make this right? Please see the timeline too.  I spent a total of 2 hours speaking with Ron at Sheridan East, Melbourne, FL how my son was a danger to me.  Again, they released him.  Please listen to this recording which was recorded 10 minutes before I received a call from Ron that John was ready for release!!!  They kept him 6 more days.  Again, they released him and again he attacked me!!!!!  12 wellness checks, 3 Baker Acts, 1 injunction…and Ron threatened me if I didn’t take him home they were going to release him to a homeless shelter and then have his probation officer pick him up and take him to jail for violating his home restriction court order!!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/wdet9AkxLK4

Somebody please HELP ME!!!!

The Circles of Care, Dr. Willis, took John off Prolixin because of suicidal ideation. It took her 4 weeks to get back to the insurance company to approve Invega!!  John deteriorated quickly!!  Now, he’s in jail and he’s back on PROLIXIN!!!!!  

http://www.peteearley.com/2017/0

 

February 21, 2017

I found out yesterday that the jail put my son back on Prolixin, which the doctor took him off because he had suicidal ideation. The doctor took him off Prolixin and put him on Invega. But, she took 4 weeks to call the insurance company to get it approved. By then John was so psychotic. Now, they have put him back on Prolixin which didn’t do anything. John said they don’t administer Invega in jail. So, the state attorney said he was trying to get the competency evaluation moved up. But, the psychiatrist has still not visited him. His next court date is March 22nd!

There are 2 articles regarding the lack of mental health care my son received in Brevard County, Florida.  You can find the faxed letter and the timeline for the failed care that I requested from Circles of Care.  Please note the fax that I sent to Harbor Pines.  Confirmed they received my letter that my son was a harm to me and himself.  That afternoon they released him and the next day he almost KILLED ME!!!!!

So, how are you going to make this right? Please see the timeline too.  I spent a total of 2 hours speaking with Ron at Sheridan East, Melbourne, FL how my son was a danger to me.  Again, they released him.  Please listen to this recording which was recorded 10 minutes before I received a call from Ron that John was ready for release!!!  They kept him 6 more days.  Again, they released him and again he attacked me!!!!!  12 wellness checks, 3 Baker Acts, 1 injunction…and Ron threatened me if I didn’t take him home they were going to release him to a homeless shelter and then have his probation officer pick him up and take him to jail for violating his home restriction court order!!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/wdet9AkxLK4

Somebody please HELP ME!!!!

The Circles of Care, Dr. Willis, took John off Prolixin because of suicidal ideation. It took her 4 weeks to get back to the insurance company to approve Invega!!  John deteriorated quickly!!  Now, he’s in jail and he’s back on PROLIXIN!!!!!  

http://www.peteearley.com/2017/02/06/mother-repeatedly-tries-to-get-her-psychotic-son-help-instead-he-beats-her-and-is-arrested-twice/

February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017…  They brought my son to the court but they didn’t bring him into the courtroom. So, that’s when I lost it and told the judge what I thought of our system. I haven’t been able to speak or get word to my son that I love him or access his mental health status. I pray that they don’t do the same thing on March 6th, and if they do, I remain calm and don’t get held in contempt of court. I really need to see him to see how he’s doing. They have had him in the acute psychiatric unit for 15 days now. Armor Correctional Healthcare (the jail’s sucky psychiatric doc) took him off Invega because of the cost and put him back on Prolixin. In September, the psychiatrist took him off Prolixin which wasn’t working and made him have suicidal ideations. Now, he’s back on it and I haven’t heard from him in 15 days. I was told his care package could no longer be delivered in the area where he was being held. I just need to see him..so, please send your prayers and thoughts. I really wouldn’t do well locked between 4 walls w/o fb and the sunrise/sunset..nor am I doing well without being able to speak my child knowing it is me who was manipulated by our system and allowed them to take him to jail instead of the psychiatric hospital. They have moved my son back to the acute psychiatric section…  I’m not surprised…but nobody listens to me..he’s on the wrong medication which makes him suicidal locked in solitary between 4 walls… THIS IS YOUR WARNING…IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO HIM..THIS EMAIL IS NOW OUT THERE ON MY BLOG FOR THE WORLD TO SEE..

February 23, 2017

It breaks my heart open…not my or his words…but because he was asking me why I wasn’t praying enough to get rid of the Devil…MY SON IS SUFFERING IN JAIL WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Circles of Care, Dr. Willis, took John off Prolixin because of suicidal ideation. It took her 4 weeks to get back to the insurance company to approve Invega!! John deteriorated quickly!! Now, he’s in jail and he’s back on PROLIXIN!!!!!  I ALMOST DIED trying to wait for Invega to start working and NOW HE’S NOT BEING GIVEN IT!!!!!

Why won’t anyone help us?!?!! 

Here’s our story: Here is the timeline for the failed care that I requested from Circles of Care. Please note the fax that I sent to Harbor Pines. Confirmed they received my letter that my son was a harm to me and himself. That afternoon they released him and the next day he almost KILLED ME!!!!!

So, how are you going to make this right?  I spent a total of 2 hours speaking with Ron at CIRCLES OF CARE, Sheridan East, Melbourne, FL how my son was a danger to me. Again, they released him. Please listen to this recording which was recorded 10 minutes before I received a call from Ron that John was ready for release!!! They kept him 6 more days. Again, they released him and again he attacked me!!!!! 12 wellness checks, 3 Baker Acts, 1 injunction…and Ron threatened me if I didn’t take him home they were going to release him to a homeless shelter and then have his probation officer pick him up and take him to jail for violating his home restriction court order!!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/wdet9AkxLK4

Somebody PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

You put my son in jail for having a brain disorder!!!

Now, he’s not on a medication that will help him!

It’s sickening how you’ve treated us!!!!!!!

I cry everyday!!!!!!

You locked my son up for having a BRAIN DISORDER!!!

http://www.peteearley.com/2017/02/06/mother-repeatedly-tries-to-get-her-psychotic-son-help-instead-he-beats-her-and-is-arrested-twice/

MY-PAINFUL-STORY

February 24, 2017

Yesterday, I found out from my son that they moved him back into the secure section of the psychiatric unit.  Why the BLANK won’t anyone EVER LISTEN TO ME?! Why is he NOT receiving INVEGA? The medication he is supposed to be on?! The medication Circles of Care psychiatrist took 4 weeks to get back to his disability insurance! They wouldn’t keep him until he stabilized on Invega!  Now, he’s back on his old medication that made him have suicidal ideations and didn’t work, Prolixin!

I spent time with firm believers in faith and they prayed with me and for me. After they prayed that I restore my hope that one day my son will be on the correct medication, I have a new found energy!  He’s supposed to be on Invega and possibly add on Lithium.  But, NOOOOOO the jail psychiatric unit put him back on the medication that his psychiatrist took him off in September, Prolixin, because it made him have suicidal ideation.  It’s soooooooo emotionally draining fighting when NOBODY is even LISTENING TO ME!!!! Now, he’s only allowed to call me and shower on M, W, & F! So, I guess I have to cancel his care package!!!

It breaks my heart open…not my or his words…but because he was asking me why I wasn’t praying enough to get rid of the Devil…MY SON IS SUFFERING IN JAIL WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Circles of Care, Dr. Willis, took John off Prolixin because of suicidal ideation. It took her 4 weeks to get back to the insurance company to approve Invega!! John deteriorated quickly!! Now, he’s in jail and he’s back on PROLIXIN!!!!!  I ALMOST DIED trying to wait for Invega to start working and NOW HE’S NOT BEING GIVEN IT!!!!!

Why won’t anyone help us?!?!! 

Here’s our story at the below link..there’s a timeline for the failed care that I requested from Circles of Care. Please note the fax that I sent to Harbor Pines. Confirmed they received my letter that my son was a harm to me and himself. That afternoon they released him and the next day he almost KILLED ME!!!!!

http://www.peteearley.com/2017/02/06/mother-repeatedly-tries-to-get-her-psychotic-son-help-instead-he-beats-her-and-is-arrested-twice/

So, how are you going to make this right?  I spent a total of 2 hours speaking with Ron at CIRCLES OF CARE, Sheridan East, Melbourne, FL how my son was a danger to me. Again, they released him. Please listen to this recording which was recorded 10 minutes before I received a call from Ron that John was ready for release!!! They kept him 6 more days. Again, they released him and again he attacked me!!!!! 12 wellness checks, 3 Baker Acts, 1 injunction…and Ron threatened me if I didn’t take him home they were going to release him to a homeless shelter and then have his probation officer pick him up and take him to jail for violating his home restriction court order!!!!!!!

https://youtu.be/wdet9AkxLK4

Somebody PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

February 28, 2017

Sheriff Wayne Ivey you couldn’t even protect me for 3 years! So, why would I even think you could protect your other inmates! You took my child off Invega in your jail!!! You are the ONLY ONE TO BLAME!!! #SHERIFFWAYNEIVEY Oh…that’s right..it’s an outside contractor agency (one psychiatrist..who is subcontracted that is responsible for all prisoners who suffer with a mental illness) so…you CAN’T BE SUED! NOR WILL YOU DISCLOSE WHO THAT MYSTERIOUS DOCTOR IS!

March 1, 2017

They didn’t give him the medication that I fought so tirelessly for when he got into jail.  I risked my life to keep him with me because the psychiatric hospital wouldn’t keep him until he was stable.  I kept thinking God just give me one more day to handle this situation until the medication starts working…but, after being almost beaten to death without a way to go to the hospital to be treated or my son would be arrested for his brain disorder…I chose to not go into the emergency room.  I did all that to prevent my son going to jail and hope that Invega would start working. Brevard County Sheriff’s department wanted to arrest my child.  I told them I faxed a “OH SHIT” letter, which clearly states do not release he’s a clear danger to me and himself.  They acknowledged they received my letter and said that he was presenting well and were going to release him.

March 2, 2017

I catch myself fearing my son when I fall into reliving memories. I’m still having nightmares. I learned they took John off the Invega that i risked my life for it to start working and put him back on Prolixin. My son told me today that he’s been off Prolixin for 3 weeks. He is not on a bipolar medication neither. Today, my son told me this would be the last time he would be able to speak to me for 30 days. That he punched another prisoner in the nose because the inmate told him he was going to kick him in his balls. He said he was going back to solitary. It’s as though not one person is listening to me regarding what I have witnessed and the beating that I took.

March 2, 2017

Monday I found out he punched another prisoner in the nose and was moved back to a secure area. It’s as though not one person is listening to me regarding what I have witnessed and the beating that I took. I’m here for you. You are doing what you have to do. I don’t know if I will ever feel safe around my own child and it breaks my heart in a million pieces. I was surprised they moved him into the un-secure section..well, that didn’t last long. It takes 3 years for children who have psychotic delusions to fully come out of them and there is no telling how long the medications will work until they stop working again. My son’s uncle was just like John it took him 3 years at a Veteran’s psychiatric hospital to realize he had a disorder. accept it and start taking medication on his own. Your road is 1/3 over. He will get better and hopefully our hearts can heal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oaRYLEIeis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG7qn9Dx8xU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG7qn9Dx8xU

Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s department sucks dick…oh…wait..they cleaned that up…they were only having sex with prostitutes…not dick

Governor Rick Scott…I’m going to be thrown in jail on Monday. I’m going to forego my rights as a citizen to show the world what a mother has to say to the world… I’m a mother of a child with a serious mental illness and YOU WILL HEAR ME!

March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017… Carol from Brevard County Jail psychiatric unit refuses to return my phone calls to tell me whether my son has signed the medical release, so I can tell her that the medication Prolixin is the incorrect, deadly medication.  He’s supposed to be on Invega.  This is the same woman who told me she couldn’t hand my son the release until he asked for one. John and I went to court to amend the court order from “no contact” to phone contact.  Now, he’s on the very same medication that my son’s psychiatric doctor took him off of because of his suicidal ideations and it wasn’t working for his psychotic delusions.  I risked my own security because I kept admitting him and pleading with Circles of Care to keep him until his new medication Invega started working.  But, they ignored all my pleas for help and he is now in jail on PROLIXIN, which is the medication that made him worse, suicidal and delusional!  

I HAVE LEFT MESSAGES FOR ARMOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE THAT THEY HAVE PLACED MY SON ON THE MEDICATION, PROLIXON, WHICH CIRCLES OF CARE, DR. WILLIS, TOOK HIM OFF IN SEPT. 2016 FOR THE MEDICATION MADE HIM HAVE SUICIDAL IDEATIONS.  of course …no returned call.

The last time they brought my son to the court but they didn’t bring him into the courtroom. So, that’s when I lost it and told the judge what I thought of our system. I pray that they don’t do the same thing..and if they do, I remain calm and don’t get held in contempt of court. I really need to see him to see how he’s doing. They have had him in the acute psychiatric unit 15 days now. Armor Correctional Healthcare (the jail’s sucky psychiatric doc) took him off Invega because of the cost and put him back on Prolixin. In September, the psychiatrist took him off Prolixin which wasn’t working and made him have suicidal ideations. Now, he’s back on it and I haven’t heard from him in 15 days. I was told his care package could no longer be delivered in the area he was being held. I just need to see him..so, please send your prayers and thoughts. I really wouldn’t do well locked between 4 walls w/o fb and the sunrise/sunset..

March 7, 2017

March 6, 2017…Well, I didn’t get to see him. They moved the date again to April 4th. The competency evaluation still hasn’t been done and no report has been submitted to the court. How incompetent that the competency evaluation hasn’t been done yet and he’s been there since December 22, 2016. John entered the Brevard County Jail on December 22, 2016. Yet, he still awaits the competency evaluation. The judge asked about John Tirkot because he saw me in the courtroom. So, I appreciated his concern to ask the attorney what was the status of the case. The public defender asked to speak to me privately. It was a good discussion on both sides. So, it calmed me down before the judge entered the courtroom. So, the next date is on March 22nd and 28th with Judge Brown and then back again with Judge Earp on April 4th. It was implied to me today that they have all heard me loud and clear. They know I will go to trial if I have to…. They didn’t bring John up from downstairs because the date has once again been moved due to their incompetency to order a competency evaluation! So, I went to court to finally be able to find out how my son is doing!  Now, I can’t speak to him until March 17 to hear from John on how he’s doing.

March 15, 2017

I received a call, yesterday, that the March 22nd court date has been cancelled…they are combining the cases into one. So, I asked what about the competency hearing on the 28th, she said she was unaware of that case. I said it was started in the misdemeanor court..how can you be unaware of it..seeing you’re representing the State Attorney in the misdemeanor court. She told me they are no longer involved to call my son’s public defender in the felony court to find out any further information. I’ll tell you one thing..if I have to start over for the competency evaluation..I’m going to unleash a lot of emails!

Now..I’m up against the biggest witch that walks the planet…felony state attorney…oh..you witch..I’m coming for you…u screwed me over once before…but, I’m ready for you now…game on. The only difference now..I had an attorney that I paid and put my trust into..and he failed… NOW, I’m coming for you…you better listen…me..only me…a mother who will never back down! She’s toast…I’m coming for her..this is the same prosecutor who wanted to ankle bracelet my son for 2 years..I’m coming for that witch. My son was home confined without any services …he didn’t qualify for alcohol or drug treatment because he had a serious mental illness. I’m ready to take her down… they offered no treatment…I’m ready for April 5th…I’m going in without an attorney to fool us into the fact there’s no other negotiations! It’s my way or the jury!

March 16, 2107 

I have come to the realization..that I’m not getting my voice out there. The State Attorney has gone against me and changed the misdemeanor to a felony. I have no recourse… On April 5th, we start all over again…which means another 3 months in jail for my child. So..new game plan for my son to work against me..he needs to call the phone number on the bright orange poster in the jail for Disability Help.. Apparently, I’ve dropped the charges and the state picked them up and went in for the kill.. The felony public defender said ..I can’t believe he is doing this..so, it looks like we are going to jury trial.. John had his competency evaluation on the 7th. The competency hearing on the 28th was cancelled. So, I had to call the felony court public defender to schedule a competency hearing…wtf..I’m the only one in charge? So sad..if it weren’t for me..they would have thrown away the key… There’s only one problem…my son wants to plea guilty because he has no insight into his illness. So, I have to fight for his rights… he doesn’t want to call Disability Rights and Disability Rights will only speak to him..

March 17, 2017

On November 17th, I faxed over a letter to Harbor Pines – Circles of Care, Melbourne, FL a DO NOT RELEASE LETTER THAT MY SON WAS A HARM TO HIMSELF AND ME.  They ignored my request and released him.  My son’s psychiatrist placed my son on Invega on November 4th.  When my son was arrested and taken to jail on December 22, 2016, they administered Haldol to him.  Then they placed him on Prolixin the very same medication that wasn’t working and caused him to have suicidal ideations.  My son, John Michael William Tirkot, is supposed to be on INVEGA!!!!! I’m going to convince my son to call Disability Rights and fight for the correct medication.  My son has been incarcerated for 3 months and now the State Attorney has gone against my wishes and upped his misdemeanor charge to a felony.  His explanation that is the only way to get my son to the state hospital.  So, we have to start all over on April 5th!  I risked my life to wait for the Invega to start working and now he’s on the incorrect medication.  This has been an extremely painful fight to get my son the correct mental health care until he was stable.  I will fight the State of Florida until it’s my last breath!!!! You have FAILED US!!!! Please see the letter faxed to Harbor Pines attached 4 MONTHS TO THE DATE!!!!!!

March 23, 2017

a memory from 2 years’ ago…my son was convinced that marijuana would cure his mental illness…So, we did a road trip from Florida to Denver…he tortured me all the way home…he never stopped laughing…so, I guess pot makes his voices funny, which isn’t a bad thing. There should be better studies out there. I’ve read if you have the gene for a mental illness that marijuana can bring it out..but..is that really true? Denver was beautiful..but, I’m definitely a beach girl. It was an adventure purchasing pot for my son in that store..what a mother won’t do for her child…to stop the voices from torturing him.

March 24, 2017

all I know..is that today..just today..even though the State heard back on the competency evaluation on Monday.. My son was declared incompetent. I only found out because I called. So, I fight the ducking State of Florida on March 4th! Until then, a boat show and drinks are in order.. ok…ok..ok..let me explain.. the charge is a misdemeanor..but the state said they had to escalate it to a felony for my son to get mental health treatment. Which is really ducked up. Because, once he gets healthy the pending felony charges with follow him…

So…the doctor found my son incompetent…there’s no shocker there! If they had only listened to me back on November 1st, he wouldn’t have had to spend 3 months and counting in jail! Plus, I wouldn’t have been severely beaten and cornered in my own bathroom the second time. Now, my severely delusional child has been off all medication for 1 month. Talk about starting from ground zero!

So, if the legislative branch can’t interfere with the judicial branch..and the Sergeant Major in charge of the jail is not allowed to be involved in the mental health department of his own jail…WHAT THE FLYING DUCK?! WHO THE DUCK IS IN CHARGE OF THE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY IN OUR JAILS? Oh..that’s right..one hired psychiatrist unknown to everyone!!! One outside subcontractor…. Oh wait…it’s Armor Correctional Healthcare who is no longer allowed to practice in New York State #sheriffwayneivey

April 2nd, 2017

my son’s story update…My son’s court case is tomorrow. What’s tragic is the fact I begged for help since November 1st by going to the courthouse 3 times, 3 Baker Acts, 12 police wellness checks and I couldn’t get Circles of Care to listen to me. I even faxed over a Do Not Release letter stating he was a serious harm to himself and me. Now, my son has spent 3 months in jail and has been allowed to deny all medications. My son suffers from anosognosia, no insight into his mental illness. So, tomorrow, he learns the painful truth that his competency evaluation came back not competent to proceed. There’s no shocker there! If they had only listened to me back on November 1st, he wouldn’t have had to spend 3 months and counting in jail! Plus, I wouldn’t have been severely beaten and cornered in my own bathroom the second time. Now, my severely delusional child has been off all medication for 1 month. Talk about starting from ground zero! He believes he aced it and is coming home to me. What he will experience tomorrow will be criminal..he will learn he’s incompetent while wearing shackles and handcuffs..I fucking hate our system!!! He doesn’t understand his illness and he will learn to hate the system which is against him, tomorrow. His rights will be taken away. He will suffer from the phases of grief even though it is he who is lost to us. He will first experience confusion, anger…on and on..while left in a jail cell awaiting placement in the state hospital, which could take 1 to 3 months because the waiting list is so long. I begged with my son to call Disability Rights to represent him but he said he didn’t have a disability even though he’s received Disability for 5 years! What’s even more fucked up is that Disability Rights said they could only talk to my seriously delusional child..he had to call! What a fucking joke! I know so many parents who have lost their children with a serious mental illness in jail. So, please pray and send out positive messages into the universe that he makes it through…and finally receives the help he deserves.

April 3rd, 2017

I’m simply devasted…so how do I begin…where did I begin 8 years’  ago when my son was first diagnosed and begged me to kill him when he knew he was losing his mind…and yet again there’s no end in sight. The competency evaluation stated incompetent but the State of Florida argued it was ambiguous.  The judge asked the State of Florida so do we order a 2nd competency evaluation?  The judge commented that they couldn’t agree to send him to the state hospital and remove him from jail at this time.  My son’s public defender argued that it was a misdemeanor to begin with and the State Misdemeanor Prosecuting Attorney upped it to a felony to get John treatment even though Ms. Tirkot dropped all charges. Now that they can’t get John treatment on the ambiguous competency evaluation, which clearly states John’s incompetent to proceed, the judge proceeded to refuse bond and set the case for a hearing..I believe June 4th.  I asked to speak and the judge told me “No, you cannot speak at this time”.  So, I said I would like speak your honor.  He said, you can speak to your son’s public defender afterwards. I asked the judge what about tomorrow’s docket sounding.  He said it was cancelled. So, I asked what exactly does ambiguous mean regarding my son’s competency evaluation when the State Attorney told me it stated incompetent.  The judge replied to be quiet. So, I again addressed the judge that I would like to speak. He said be quiet or you can leave.  I asked “is my son going to appear”? The judge said “No”! I said “You do know my son has been off all medication for 5 weeks now”.  He said again be silent or leave.  So, I said well, I’m leaving then because if I listen any further to their incompetency…I gathered my briefcase, purse, Bible and recorder and I said well, I have it all on tape it will be live on my blog. As I was walking out the door, I heard the judge tell the court officers to escort Mrs. Tirkot out of the courthouse. The two court officers have already escorted me out once before.  The next time I should get their names and Facebook addresses…

the judge…His expression was clearly one that wanted to help me…Now, he’s sick of me trying to make him realize that he’s not helping us.

April 4th, 2017

I spoke to John, yesterday…my heart is better just hearing his voice. He is taking the news well. He told me that he found out they ruled him incompetent. He told me he was attacked in the shower 4 days ago and he broke his attacker’s nose. He said that he may spend another 30 days in solitary for punishment. So, if I don’t hear from him that is the reason…ughhh! Well, if someone injures him or he injures someone on their watch and they have completely ignored his bi-polar diagnosis and left him unmedicated … I wanted to break something yesterday..because I can’t know the complete story. It’s all left to my imagination…but, Lisa and I prayed instead. Pete sent us this article on Squash, the Loggerhead, that we took a pix of at the turtle preserve and I recently posted. While we were in front of Squash, a beautiful women in her 80s approached us and said Squash loved the blondes. She invited us to attend a horse event in Wellington the next day, but we had to leave and get back to work. So when I filmed Squash at our boat the other day, I had no idea it was him! He was recently released and there he was…following the blondes. My friend Vijay asked me when I posted the video if I made a wish…I didn’t know I could. So when I showed Lisa the article on Squash, she told me that the ancient Hawaiians didn’t allow people on their island if they never encountered a sea turtle. So, I held up my hands and said thank you and I will keep serving mankind and give all that I have to give…immediately, Lisa and I had chills on our thighs and forearms… I guess I have to keep positive, believe I can make a change, my son will one day receive the medication he needs and keep believing or keep trying to make a difference…

April 5th, 2017

The State of Florida..this goes out to you…and I don’t care if your Honor Judge Earp had a bad day today..clearly your attitude showed you’re tired of handling mental illness cases and should step down or go on vacation!!! For, I was told that everything would be decided today….Liars Liars I wanted to watch your pants on fire! It’s too bad my son was declared too mentally ill for mental illness court. Perhaps, Judge Earp you will also express your frustration like the judge from Miami. He is under consideration by Trump to finally take the first appointment ever to oversee mental health issues!

April 18th, 2017

For a parent who tried desperately to get help for her child and came up against every obstacle…and now he spent Easter in solitary confinement…making it through a holiday…it’s sheer courage…oh..and “WHERE WERE YOU and WHY WAS YOUR ANSWER JAIL?” Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Cape Canaveral Police Department, Circles of Care and Governor Rick Scott! #brevardcountyflorida

April 19th, 2017

Please deliver to Mike Chauvin

I trust you all had a lovely Easter, while my son sat in solitary confinement unmedicated!!!

Someone recently asked me for proof that after the 3rd psychiatric commitment, your child qualifies for civil commitment. I didn’t know my son qualified until they refused to listen to me, sent him home from the psychiatric facility 3 times, and now he sits in solitary confinement, since December 22, 2016. Our court case is on May 15, 2017. I found out today they upped his misdemeanor charge to a felony 3rd degree. Their reasoning is it’s the only way to get him to the State Hospital, which is utter BS! A civil commitment should’ve been enacted by the State of Florida back on December 12, 2016. So, here’s the link.  Now that he’s been declared incompetent to proceed, there’s no shocker there, I’m going to fight the State of Florida!!! I don’t care if they have to lock me up! My story has been published 3 times.  I’m working with CBS Morning Show for a documentary on how you failed to treat my psychotic child! You had all the documentation to civilly commit him and your failed to do so!

Civil-Commitment

This is my proof that the state sent me showing that he shouldn’t have been released after his third psych commitment in a 90 day period. Especially after my “Do Not Release He’s a Danger to Himself and Me” faxed letter.  This link and the attached showing the faxed letter “Do Not Release” along with the 3 Baker Acts and 12 police wellness checks within a 90 day period will be my argument in court. My son should’ve been civilly committed at the 3rd commitment. They severely failed us and we had to pay..so, I’m going in fighting with everything I have left! My son has been off all medication for 2 months now. I’m not a happy camper! I’ve been crying since November 1, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!

Attached, please find all the documents showing how the State of Florida and Brevard County Police Department failed us!!!!!

April 19th, 2017

Why didn’t I want my son to take the 3 month jail sentence instead of Home Confinement. Because he just got out of jail.  He spent 6 months in solitary unmedicated, 2 months at South Florida Forensic Facility unmedicated, 1 month solitary unmedicated, 2 months Treasure Coast Forensic Facility finally medicated due to my persistence, 1 month jail medicated.  Because in jail the order to medicate my son wouldn’t transfer.  So, I ran the risk of him declining once again unmedicated!!  Why was he in jail? Because I had him Baker Acted! I went to visit my son at Weusthoff Psychiatric Hospital and he told me the Devil was coming to kill him at midnight. I told the staff they needed to give him a shot of Prolixin to bring him out of his psychosis.  But, they didn’t listen to me.  The next day his voices told him a patient was a child molester and he punched him. I refused to bail him out unless they transported him to Circles of Care for treatment.  I even offered to pay for transport from jail to the psychiatric unit.  They agreed.  When he arrived at the Circles of Care intake they interviewed him and gave him taxi money home that very same morning. You can only imagine my surprise when he knocked on my door.  It wasn’t long before I had to file a Baker Act at the courthouse. Only this time, they misplaced it on the scanner.  By the time they arrived, he had taken an overdose of 180 DMX cough tablets and 12 beers. He was outside doing backflips which my 6’3” son had never tried before. I watched in horror as his head hit the ground each time. I called poison control and they called 911.  When the emergency team arrived, his speech was garbled. The police officers arrived and I told them to call the sheriff’s dept. because there should be a Baker Act signed. They called and the judge finally signed the Baker Act. So, the police served another Baker Act on my son.  While at the emergency room, he called me and begged me not to send him back to the psychiatric unit.  I could hear the policeman on my voicemail telling John to firmly give him the phone. John refused and was charged with hitting a police officer.  The next next morning after his Catscan, they transported him to jail where he remained for a year.

May 7th, 2017

I just spoke with the State Attorney. I told her I had one goal..to get my son the best treatment in the state and I wasn’t going to stop until he received it. I informed her on what my conditions were for my son. I told her that I had received an email from the Governor. He directed me to his Director of Mental Health Services to reach out by email asking me how he could be of assistance. Also, I told her that I have been approached by several news agencies to publish my son’s story. Gave her a link to the civil commitment process that was provided to me under the direction of the Governor. I informed her that my son can be provided the best mental healthcare under a civil commitment process instead of a criminal process. The State Attorney said it had never been done before in this county. It was the first she heard of it. She would read the process and get back to me. It’s going to be a great day! My son isn’t a criminal. He is just a child with a brain disorder! Maybe now, he can finally receive the treatment he deserves. Please keep us in your prayers.

May 23rd, 2017

So, even though I’m the victim in the case, the State of Florida failed to notify me that today’s final hearing has been postponed yet again! They had a hearing before the judge last Tuesday and postponed today’s hearing until June 6th. I had to hear about the postponement via a text from my stalker. Apparently, 6 months in jail for my son is not enough time to arrange a competency evaluation. Well, I spent Thursday on the phone with my son’s public defender, the State Attorney and tried to reach the judge. They are all aware of my confirmed opinion of their incompetence. Plus, the 189 people on my email list…. If you are following my story, the 1st competency evaluation came back “not competent to proceed” and the State requested another one…and I was thrown out of the courtroom when I said it was ludicrous to request another one. Now, they dropped the ball and another one wasn’t done. My son has spent 60 days in solitary and is off all bipolar medication. Prior to my son attacking me to save me from Satan, I tried to get him help. I even faxed over a letter to the psychiatric hospital to not release him because he was a harm to himself and me. They chose not to listen to me and now he’s in jail and unmedicated. Now, it’s been 6 months that he’s been in jail for a brain disorder when I fought to get him treatment for 60 days prior to him attacking me trying to save me. This is our system. The charge for attacking me is a misdemeanor but the State of Florida upped the charge to a 3rd degree felony because they stated it was the only way to force him into treatment at the state hospital. So, I dropped the charges because there is another way. A civil commitment. If a person has been required to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital three times in a 90 day period the State of Florida can civilly commit him. So, I told them I could civilly commit him and not have him listed as a violent felon. They ignored me and he is now charged with a 3rd degree felony, even though the State of Florida failed us! Happy Mother’s Day to me Governor Rick Scott! #GovernorRickScott #aBedInstead#StopIncarceratingTheMentallyIll #TreatmentB4Tragedy #ShatteringSilence

June 2, 2017

For all of u following my story…this is my email for today that I sent to 129 people in our failed government…

I’m supposed to go to court with John on June 6th. But they have not even ordered his 2nd competency evaluation. So, I’ve left several messages complaining. Really? How can Michael Chauvin still have a job?!!!!!! I even complained that both John and me were supposed to have advocates assigned to us. Me for a victim’s advocate and John for a advocate because his first competency evaluation returned an incompetent determination! But the state, who are supposed to be representing me not themselves, said they wanted a 2nd competency evaluation completed. So, I don’t even know if they are going to reschedule the hearing on the 6th. It was just postponed on May 14th until June 6th and still no competency evaluation has been scheduled, according to Mike Chauvin’s secretary. So very frustrating. It’s been 6 MONTHS TO ORDER A COMPETENCY EVALUATION AND WE STILL DON’T HAVE ONE. My son has spent 6 MONTHS IN JAIL WITHOUT ANTI-PSYCHOTIC MEDICATION!!!!!!! I just want him to go to the state hospital and be treated with medication to get better!!! WHAT THE “FFFFFFFF”!

JENNIFER V.R. TIRKOT

oh wait, if court is cancelled and I drive 3 hours each way, I’m going to go to Staples and make a sign….FIRE MIKE CHAUVIN!!!!!! PUBLIC DEFENDER!!! NOT!!!!

Even more tragic is that this could’ve all been prevented if Circles of Care, Melbourne, FL did their jobs correctly!!!

July 18, 2017

Just want to send a shout out to all my fb friends…it was a hellacious 7 months and I want to say thank you for everyone who stuck by me… I believe John was moved to a hospital. But of course, I have no rights as a mother to know because he’s over 21… But when I try to schedule a phone interview the jail system no longer lets me. That could mean he’s either back in solitary or he’s finally been transported to the hospital for care.

July 21, 2017

Today is my son’s birthday…he’s in solitary confinement for having a brain disorder and the State of Florida didn’t take my “Do Not Release” letter seriously sent to Brevard County Circles of Care psychiatric care unit. I can never imagine crying anymore..but…I cry in my sleep, I cry when I wake up, and when I think I can’t cry anymore…I can’t stop crying…Happy Birthday to my loving son…

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2015

President Obama & Congressmen:

How would you fair if we locked you in jail, most likely solitary confinement, and wouldn’t be allowed physical contact by receiving a hug from your mother or even a Bible because you were a danger to hurting yourself.  Left you in solitary confinement for 72 days until you developed Bel’s Palsy and the left side of your face was now disfigured, paralyzed and severely painful. You were refused a hug from your mother who is crying inside almost every minute that she’s awake due to the injustice of our lack of serious mental healthcare.  Can you imagine at the age of 18 learning that you were losing your mind and voices were telling you the most horrific comments and you couldn’t quiet them?  How would you feel if your beautifully gifted 19 year-old begged you to kill him 24/7 because he didn’t want to lose his mind?  My son begged me to kill him.  Now because of his illness, he no longer has that memory.  Because of his lack of treatment for now 1 year, he no longer remembers anything accept being incarcerated in jail due to him hitting a police officer while being Baker Acted.  During this Holiday season, please think of this mother and how you turned a blind eye and refused to help me get my son back to the forensic treatment center where he was court ordered to receive medication for his severe mental illness (SMI).  On December 10th, you transferred my son from a facility that was finally medicating him, on November 20th when the judge signed the court order.  After I fought 364 days to get the court ordered medication to bring him out of psychosis, you felt 18 days of medication could regain his competency.  After only 18 days of medication for his psychosis, you felt it was ok to take my child who is medication non-compliant and move him back to jail, where he will remain until January 5th without medication.  Please explain this insanity to me!!  Our justice system is so unfair to those who suffer from a serious mental illness (SMI). Without court order medication for at least 3 months, he will never gain insight into his illness due to a condition called Anosognosia – “lack of insight” or “lack of awareness” which is believed to be the single largest reason why individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder do not take their medications.  So why would you transfer him from Treasure Coast Forensic Treatment Facility to jail, where the court order is no longer valid to enforce medication.  You are going to lock him up in jail until January 5th to go before the judge to change the ruling from incompetent to competent?  Do you think he will be competent without his medication for his brain illness?  Please answer this question, why didn’t you leave him in a mental health facility that could enforce medication until January 5th???  Please transfer him back to Treasure Coast Treatment Facility until January 5th.

 

Who’s Going to Fix This Incomprehensible Crisis? Please HELP ME!!!!! The Tears Never Stop Pouring Down My Face…If They Were Permanently Colored My Face Would Be Completely Colored!  Remember All of Us Mothers During This Holiday Season!!!!  Families of Children with a Serious Mental Illness!!!!  Alone with NO HELP!!!  We’ve watched our children lose their minds, their lives and pieces of our souls!  My Christmas Wish is Medication for My Child for His Brain Disorder!!!  Not SOLITARY CONFINEMENT!!!!!  Please listen to the video below and tell how you would deal with constant horrific chatter!

Our Legal System is Insanity!

In America you can be insane and deemed sane in knowing our legal system…that’s because our legal system is insanity!!! You can be delusional and yet determined competent to understand our legal process! If you would all please take the time to support Morgan Geyser. She’s just a little girl now forced to be tried as an adult because our juvenile court system is flawed. In America, we do not take care of our mentally ill children, young adults or adults afflicted with schizophrenia. Parents are left alone to watch unbearable heart wrenching, slow, painful demise of their children. Last night a had a few choice words for the President and Congressmen.

October 6, 2015

I would like to sue the State of Florida for over wait times for competency restoration. My son suffers from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, bipolar, depression and anxiety.  He’s been in jail for over 7 months without medication.

The state of Utah is failing to provide court-ordered competency restoration services in a reasonably timely manner for criminal defendants unable to stand trial, according to a class-action lawsuit filed September 8 by the Disability Law Center and Snell and Wilmer LLP.

No Medication while in jail for 7 months to treat his schizoaffective disorder, while we wait for him to regain competency. He won’t regain competency without medication. They can hold him up to 5 years without medication. He’s awaiting a hearing for hitting a patient while under a Baker Act residing at Wuesthoff Hospital psychiatric unit. He was transferred from the psychiatric unit to jail on March 9, 2015.

They refused to listen to me to administer a shot of haloperidol to bring him out of his psychosis. I told them after my visit that he told me the devil was going to kill at midnight. Because, he is 25 years’ old, I have no rights as his mother to enforce medication. The next day he hit a patient and was transferred to the jail. Where he has remained without medication since March 9, 2015. It is now October 6, 2015. He can’t proceed to trial because he’s incompetent. They can hold him 5 years without prescribing medication for his diagnosed schizoaffective disorder. He will not regain competency without medication. On September 9th, the jail took away all visitation and phone privileges. He’s left alone in the psychiatric ward with no psychiatric consultations, medications or a visits/phone calls from his mother.  For 7 months both the jail and the forensic hospital have refused to give him medication for his diagnosed mental illness of schizoaffective disorder.

They are transferring him back to a forensic hospital, where he already spent 90 days teaching him the legal system and not giving medication because he refused. So, he will leave the jail’s psych ward and go to the forensic hospital. They will transport him back to jail, just like they did on July 31st and then they made him wait until Sept. 30th for a hearing just to declare him incompetent again.

He’s severely depressed and they are not treating his depression. Plus, his hands are all scared and his knuckles are red. I asked him what happened to his hands and he said he’s been hitting his cell wall to punish himself for hitting the patient. After 72 days in solitary confinement, he developed Bel’s Palsy, where the left side of his face became paralyzed. He refused medication for it because he said God was punishing him for hitting the patient. The left side of his face is now paralyzed. He’s been without medication to treat his schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, bipolar, depression, and anxiety for over 7 months.  I’ve been told by Elaine, head of DCF Forensic Hospitals, they can hold him incompetent without medication up to five years.

The state of Utah is failing to provide court-ordered competency restoration services in a reasonably timely manner for criminal defendants unable to stand trial, according to a class-action lawsuit filed September 8 by the Disability Law Center and Snell and Wilmer LLP.

Utah sued over wait times for competency restoration services

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/10/michaels_story_how_pennsylvani.html#incart_most-read_midstate_article

I was told by Elaine, head of DCF Forensic Hospital, they could hold without administering medication for up to 5 years!  She was referred to me by Governor Rick Scott!

July 23, 2017

Governor Rick Scott,

Please tell me why my son has not been transferred to the state hospital?

Does it really take 7 months of incarceration in solitary before he receives proper treatment?

Really? Why did you cut the funding for the psychiatric hospitals? Why?

Governor Rick Scott you are a disgrace! #governorrickscott

You are a despicable human being for allowing the State of Florida make him take not one but two competency evaluations…where he was declared incompetent TWICE!

Thus, knowing he has a serious mental illness and locking him in solitary for 7 months.

To all the supporters of Parents with Children w/ Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

Who Picked Me Up & Made Me Whole Again

When My Heart Was Shredded into Pieces

Each One Brought a Piece Back to Me

They Never Left My Side – They Stood by Me

So Angry with the Reprehensible Neglect of Our Government

Who Tied My Hands Behind My Back!

Made Me Watch the Slow Deterioration of My Child’s Brain

When Medication Could Have Stopped

Serious Mental Illness in It’s Tracks!!!!

Swan 1: Leading is one who influences or leads others.

Swan 2:  Teaching to cause or help someone to learn about a subject by giving lessons.

Swan 3:  Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help.

Swan 4: Prophecy is divinely inspired prediction, instruction, or exhortation.

Swan 5: Ministry is serving people by adding value to their lives.

Swan 6: Giving is to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow.

Swan 7: Exhortation is communicate emphatically urging someone to do something.

Seven Swans A-Swimming

– The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: 1) Leading, 2) Teaching, 3) Compassion, 4) Prophecy, 5) Ministry, 6) Giving, and 7) Exhortation

Romans 12:6-8;

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

Just as baby swans grow and change from “ugly ducklings” into beautiful and graceful birds— So do God’s children grow and change through the work of the Holy Spirit!

In Acts 8:19, someone wanted to BUY the gift of the Holy Spirit!

“And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.”

These various gifts of the Holy Spirit are distributed for the benefit of the entire body of Christ.

Not just for one denomination—

Not just for one church group—

Not just for a limited number of “HOLY” people

1)  Leading  2) Teaching  3) Compassion  4)  Prophecy  5)  Ministry  6)  Giving & 7) Exhortation

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