Michelle Mata wants to be treated the way you would want your mom to be treated.
She’s an aunt, and a neighbor. She likes line dancing. And she suffers from major depressive disorder with psychotic features.
When people like Michelle have a mental health crisis, people often call the cops. The situations are scary and frustrating for everyone involved. The police often don't know how to interact with those in a crisis and those suffering from a crisis are terrified that the police may use excessive force.
But things are getting better.