Man Severely Injured After Jumping From Mental Health Roof

On Thursday August 11th, at 11:18 p.m. Shasta County Mental Health workers at 2640 Breslauer Lane reported two clients at the facility became involved in a verbal dispute. Both were there on a voluntary basis. One of the men became angry and he left the facility, stating he was going to kill himself. Police were called and responded immediately.

Prior to police arriving, the man located a service stairway leading to a second level rooftop. Before employees could intervene, the man jumped off the roof onto the concrete parking lot.

The fall severely injured the subject, including his legs and lower back. He remained conscious, however. He was transported to Mercy Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of his injuries. A mental health hold was initiated. His name is not eligible for release.

-from press release

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  1. Avatar Insanity Prevails says:

    I am in awe of how inept our system of handling mental patients has become. I was going home last Wednesday I believe it was and in front of the juvenile facility was a young black woman in the middle of the street talking to people passing by in cars while an obvious administrative type by her dress was attempting to corral this woman instead of just grabbing her and hauling her arse back to detention. Please tell me we haven't succumbed to this politically correct bullshit here in Redding, have we? As I drove by I told the young woman to go back {to the facility} and she said to me she was trying to, which she obviously was not. Are we all going nuts? Is that stuff really in the water we are drinking? GOOD GRIEF !