During this time of anguish, my husband contacted various state political figures. Two responded, Representatives Kathy Haigh and Bill Eickmeyer. Representative Haigh and her assistant, Kim Moores, were very moved by our story and contacted many people to try to help us. But the sad fact is that once a person with mental illness is caught up in the criminal justice system, there is not much that can be done. Eventually Representative Haigh was instrumental in getting John released from jail and back to Kitsap Mental Health Residential Treatment Center. The unit director said that we could visit John that first evening. I barely recognized the wild-eyed, bearded, disheveled man as my son. By now he was severely ill, paranoid, and delusional. He thought his father and I were spirits masquerading as his parents. John received good care at Kitsap Mental Health, but he was so ill that he was convinced that the Rapture had taken place, that he was doomed to Hell forever, and that we were all gone.