With 2017 mental health services cut backs

Elvin Diaz had been in the Bergen County Jail at least two times and according to media he had did some damage to a car and according to neighbors said he was a good kid but had problems. Probation had called a welfare check on Diaz when he had missed many appointments. He was one that was at risk according to people who knew him. his family was devastated as expected and just could only say we lost our child when we spoke to Mr. Diaz.

Later that year another shooting where a knife wielding man lunged at police and was shot fatally. he had also been in the BC Jail and evaluated in the past. a mental health expert said "Our mental health system is Broken"! since then , up until now there have been over 25 mental health related deaths in our area. From murder suicides and homeless without housing, services and medication to mentally ill and addicted at risk of becoming homeless. More information as it comes in; homeless woman struck and killed, homeless man dies in alley......

This coming year Jersey is brasing for the worst cut backs yet and...