This is a good article that looks at parents' fear on each side of the story - what could happen, what did happen.
Mental Illness affects more than the person.
"“But it also, in a weird way, I guess it has energized both my wife and I to advocate and to try to do what we can. But it really is like pushing that proverbial boulder up a hill. You get it up the hill and then it rolls back down again.”This uphill battle with the mental health care system in Oregon eventually escalated to the criminal justice system.
Even while Alexa was still delusional at a mental health facility, Dan said she was released against his wishes. Soon after, these strangers stories collided.
“Within 3 weeks to a month, she was arrested in a park because she had entered into another delusion where she thought she needed to protect a young child and she took the child by the hand and walked her a certain distance and she got arrested for kidnapping,” he told KOIN 6 News. “And I think there’s a causal connection between the premature discharge at this facility and her getting arrested.”"
See the full article here: https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/kidnapping-connects-2-dads-exposes-untreated-mental-illness-in-oregon/