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Vicious Cycle Moms efforts to help hampered at every turn

Vicious Cycle Moms efforts to help hampered at every turn

first_imgJeanie Kitterman was sitting in church when her cellphone rang unexpectedly. She quickly silenced it, but someone was determined to reach her, and followed up with a text.It was a friend who wanted her to know that her 21-year-old son, Cameron Kitterman, was posting online threats about suicide.Her son, since fall 2017, has displayed abnormal and erratic behavior, she said, at times becoming violent toward her, landing him in jail on multiple occasions. The behavior started after he experienced a grand mal seizure — the cause of which remains unknown — which forced him to drop out of college in Florida and move home, she said.Cameron Kitterman has been hospitalized for suspected mental illness but has yet to receive a specific diagnosis — both times he was released with active psychosis, his mother said. Meanwhile, she said her son lacks insight on what’s going on.“I respect his rights not to want to be on medication, but he’s not in his right mind to make that choice,” she said.Jeanie Kitterman, 41, of Vancouver has obtained a less restrictive alternative, or LRA — a court-ordered outpatient treatment plan — but her son wouldn’t follow it, she said, and it later expired. She’s sought out guardianship rights but was told by an attorney it would be best if a guardian was appointed for her son. She said the attorney told her no one would take her son on, however. She once called the county crisis line four days straight, she said, but by the time someone could come out, her son had already been arrested for assaulting her.last_img read more