All the members of a process are responsible for its success.
We Family, Friends and other Advocates to a large extent have been silent unless the individual(s) we know and love have been threatened. In effect we abdicated our responsibility to the ‘professionals,” or to the “system.”
It was easier to concentrate on what we needed rather than on the entire service delivery system. Had we been more vigilant, possibly some of the issues we are dealing with today could have been eliminated.
Either way, it NOW is the responsibility of EACH of us to look out for and speak up on behalf of ALL of us