johnnyhurst, you are correct sir, the author of this article and the editor of the newspaper thought it would be funny to "pick on the woman tripping on 'shrooms". It makes me sick, and not just because I'm related to her. Media needs to have some accountability and maybe just an ounce of humanity.
Any news media outlet whose only purpose is to entertain takes themselves out of respectability and into the realm of "trash media" and reality TV. We all might as well subscribe to the National Equirer and call it "news".
Thank you for YOUR compassion and understanding.
xsiveporsche, to you also, our heartfelt thanks for you comments, and you're right, it is SO SAD when uninformed, bored, "maybe I can make someone else miserable" type people decide it's their right to stick thier noses in where it doesn't belong. Your prayers for us are greatly appreciated.
jack, this is the last I will respond to you, your continued inane comments (meaning "silly, stupid or insignificant", by the way) speak for themselves and deserve no further "comment" from me. You obviously have no clue.
jack, ah yes, Charon, the boatmaster of Hades who carries the souls of the dead across the river Styx. Pardon my French, but what the hell does that have with my bipolar daughter (other than the alleged mushrooms)?. She is not dead so your point is moot (which means "of little or no practical value" by the way). I was responding to the "where have you been" part anyway. Your attempt at a pithy comment has been weighed and found wanting.
And as for dealing with your daughters IF this were the case for you, well, number one, it's obviously NOT a problem you're dealing with (hence the lack of compassion) and number two, I guess if you are able to devote 24/7 to ANYTHING you must have nothing else going on. Makes you a better man than me, I suppose.
jack, nice, another offensive comment. My daughter is a 32 year old adult and we ARE involved in her life although we have lived 800 miles away for the past 2 years. We just got back to Chattanooga, it seems we were lead back here to deal with this (and to answer stupid questions from stupid people).
codymaxwell, well said, thank you.
mrsjintanz, thank you so much, my wife and I appreciate comments like yours and people like you. Prayers will help us deal with this.
zjcaven, do "your" research. Bipolar disorder and hypomania cause the person suffering from it to say things that make no sense. What she allegedly said to the officer at the scene was mild compared to the things coming out of her mouth in the days prior to the alleged mushrooms. If anything, if it comes to light that she did actually injest said mushrooms, they probably mellowed her out.
Your comments are offensive and uninformed.
If possession is 9/10 of the law in my opinion you being in possession of a brain is questionable.
The author of this story should have done a bit more research and not gone for the "oh, this is funny" angle. Neesha has been diagnosed bipolar for 3 years, she refuses to take medication and most importantly she was in an (at least) 3-day full-blown manic episode (hypomania) at the time of the arrest. Surprisingly, she was picked up by Collegedale police THE DAY BEFORE, taken to a mental health facility for evaluation AND THEY RELEASED HER. A complete stranger with no medical or mental health experience whatsoever could have determined in less than a minute that she needed help. If the "professionals" involved had done their jobs she would not have been anywhere near Starbucks on Monday. We have been informed by witnesses that she was spending a great deal of time there in the days leading up to this, so my thanks also go to the employees and patrons who saw the girl that was obviously in trouble and did nothing. Oh yeah, and she DID NOT post bond. She does not belong in Silverdale, she needs to be somewhere that she can get help for her condition.
All of the above facts are true, I should know, she's my daughter.