This article “The nightmare outcome of a son’s mental illness” was published in the Los Angeles Times earlier this year. The article skillfully details the tragic outcome of the Hernandez family’s battle to provide appropriate mental health services for their son, Aaron. The article is painful to read and the accompanying video painful to watch. What exacerbates that pain is the terrible state of affairs of California’s mental health system. The system is terribly fragmented and many California counties fail to meet even basic mental health care needs. Our mission at mentalhealthjustice.net is to be a friendly place where individuals and their families can receive acceptance, insight and the information to help them deal with the challenges of mental health illness. We will also proactively promote forward-thinking mental health public policies and hold our elected officials and appointed bureaucrats accountable. This is a tough read but well worth the effort.