By Jessica A. Hitt November 11, 2018 3:21pm EST An emotionally disturbed young man was forced to take medication for his depression, then forced to kill himself by his family.
The case of 22-year-old Daniel Foye is one of a number of cases that illustrate the challenges faced by young people with mental health issues, including the suicide of a young woman in the US state of Arizona.
Foyer, who went by the name “Hank”, had been on psychiatric medication for several years, and the authorities knew that he had a mental health problem, according to a lawsuit filed against the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services in February.
He had been prescribed the anti-anxiety medication Xanax.
The lawsuit claims the drugs “had no significant effects” on his mental health.
Foys family said he had been taking the medication for “years”, adding that “he had a history of severe depression and suicidal ideation”.
They said he “had not received any treatment for his mental illness for several decades”.
Foy’s father, who also went by Hank, said his son had been “treated” by doctors and “was not getting the proper treatment”.
Foys mother, Mary Anne Foy, said she was concerned about her son’s mental health when she first heard about the case.
“I’m not sure what to do.
I don’t want him to be depressed anymore.
I just want him out of there,” she told CNN.
“We know he’s not a bad person.
We don’t know what’s wrong with him, but we know we don’t have control over him.”
Foy was taken to a hospital, but after two hours, he told his family he was ready to die.
The family said his parents had been planning a funeral.
The suit filed against Arizona is the latest of many similar cases that have highlighted the challenges facing young people struggling with mental illness, especially as the number of Americans who commit suicide has more than tripled in the last decade.
The suicide rate among teenagers in the United States has tripled in recent years, according a new report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or the NAMI.
The report said young people between the ages of 13 and 17 are twice as likely as older people to attempt suicide.
A study released earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that suicide rates among young people in the U.S. increased by 23% between 2014 and 2020.
The number of suicides among young Americans aged 15 to 19 increased by nearly 8% between 2017 and 2020, according the CDC.
A recent analysis by the Institute of Medicine found that the suicide rate for teenagers ages 15 to 17 was 4.7 times higher than for young adults.
While there are many factors that can lead to suicide, including depression, substance abuse, bullying, and other problems, the NAMIA study said the suicide epidemic “is a public health problem of immense proportions, driven by an epidemic of untreated mental illness”.
It said the “overall suicide rate” for youth ages 15-19 increased by 7% between 2007 and 2020 — a jump of 23% overall.
The NAMMA study also noted that suicide is not the only way young people experience mental health problems.
Many other factors, such as the availability of affordable care, lack of social supports, and inadequate job opportunities are also factors, the report found.
For example, the “mortality rate of people aged 15-17 for those who have completed high school is higher than the rate for those aged 18-24,” the report said.
Mental health problems have become an increasing issue in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, who has said he is committed to ending America’s “war on drugs”.
Trump has proposed a ban on all drug-related federal funding and said he wants to make it easier to arrest people who commit crimes.
In March, the Trump administration announced a plan to spend $1.6 billion over the next five years to fight mental health disparities, which the White House said would target people of color, young people, and people with disabilities.