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#168954 - 11/01/04 05:29 PM Helping the needy?  
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Might anyone know of a way to assist a US citizen here who is having some severe problems due to a mental illness going unmedicated and unchecked?

I know of such a person and have exhausted the only email address I have for their next of kin in the States only to find out about the mental illness issue.

I've also contacted the US Embassy and they can only intervene, apparently, with direct family member's approval.

I'm quite sure this isn't the first person to move here go crazy and broke, but we're genuinely concerned about this person's safetly if they continue on their current path. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

#168955 - 11/01/04 05:33 PM Re: Helping the needy?  
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I wish you good luck.

And I am sorry I don't have any info for you. I suspect you, and he, might be in a pickle as probably the only thing to do is have BZ gov't lock him up. ??????? Maybe someone in the know will post. I don't even know if the BZ gov't does that sort of thing.

#168956 - 11/01/04 05:36 PM Re: Helping the needy?  
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I believe I know exactly whom you are writing about.

If you're sincere you may contact me to verify that it's the same person. I may have some additional e-mail addresses and phone numbers for this person. If indeed it's the same person I will be more than happy to share them with you.

#168957 - 11/01/04 05:38 PM Re: Helping the needy?  
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Unfortunately it's a HER. Which makes the prospect of the BZ gov't locking her up even worse. I am afraid that's what it's coming to though?

#168958 - 11/01/04 05:44 PM Re: Helping the needy?  
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If it is a woman then I'm 99% sure I know who your writing about. We too are concerned and "locking her up" certainly isn't what we want to happen if we can help it be avoided. That being said, contact me for the information that I can provide and I'll leave it up you as we simply cannot be further involved.

#168959 - 11/02/04 06:32 AM Re: Helping the needy?  
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Talk to the San Pedro Town Board. We had a similar situation with someone here on Caye Caulker and with the Village Council's assistance and the Embassy, they repatriated her. The embassy should be able to contact the family for assistance, if there is one. The only snag could be if the person is married to a Belizean, they assume a hands off policy.

#168960 - 11/05/04 10:15 AM Re: Helping the needy?  
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So what happened? Was someone able to help this person? I obviously don't know her but feel for her and you guys trying to help her. Good luck.

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