WILMINGTON, NC, February 25, 2019 — Overcrowding in jails and prisons is a massive problem in the US. That problem is often made worse by illegal immigrants who are mentally ill and end up being placed in jails in the US. Virginia Sollars, author of 'And Some Will Triumph' has experienced this problem personally. She recently posted a statement on her website about the importance of addressing this problem from an American perspective.
“Trump says that closing the border is a matter of national security and I agree,” Sollars stated. “I worked in a jail setting for years. It was a revolving door of illegals who committed crimes, some due to mental illness.
“America is a wonderful country full of opportunities for many of us, but we cannot save the world, (though some on the left would have you think that it is America's responsibility to do so).
“In my opinion, it is not. We should take care of our own first. What about the homeless, many who are mentally ill, who were born here? Or the veterans, many of them depressed due to not being able to find a job and perhaps have no place to live, people who have been on the front lines keeping our country safe? What about the children living in cars? What about our people?
“I know it seems sad, but we must use some common sense here. We are Americans and this is our country.”
The full statement is available at Sollars' website at http://www.virginiasollars.net.
Sollars' book, 'And Some Will Triumph', relates the journey of Elizabeth, a compassionate nurse who comes to California from New York with her teenage daughter to work at the fictional Raine Correctional Facility. “Elizabeth finds herself interacting with some of society's most troubled and challenging inmates and shows how she must at times fight the system to give the best care to her patients. Elizabeth tells the stories of both the psychiatric inmates as well as the nurses who have problems in their lives as well. Since the book is based on my professional experience, it is an insider's look into the minds of psychiatric inmates revealing their secrets, regrets, frustrations and hopes and how they cope with their life in jail. But my book is more than just the story. It explains the many mental health disorders in such a way that people without a medical background can understand, points out the broken mental health system and describes the reasons why the mentally ill are incarcerated.”
“I believe my book has great potential for a television series or a movie,” Sollars said, “My book is very informative, it is written in such a way that everyone will finally understand what is means to be burdened with a psychiatric disorder, how the thought process is so different from ours and how it sometimes leads to involvement with law enforcement. My book is so different from any undertaking that has been taken before, its potential is great and I think that people will be amazed at what I have to say. I just need the right people to believe in me to get the word out. I know my book can make a difference. “
Sollars' book has received rave reviews from readers. Kirkus Reviews said the book is “. . . a remarkable timeline of the treatment of mental illness in the past 40 years, and it's a triumphant account of her boldness as a mother, nurse, and woman. At a time when mental health is in the forefront of conversations about our health care system, her story is one of hope.”
One reader stated, “Absolutely the best book I've read in years, uncensored look into correctional mental health, patients, inmates and the professionals who deal with some of society's most troubled criminals, their day to day struggles all interwoven within a gripping story of murder and suspense. A must read!” Another said, “Awesome story! While the story keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next, the real plight of the mental health patients in a correctional setting is heartbreaking.”
Virginia Sollars is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. 'And Some Will Triumph' is available at online retailers. More information is available at her website at http://www.virginiasollars.net.
Virginia Frusteri Sollars was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and became a registered nurse in 1980, working as a psychiatric nurse for most of her career. She worked in the jail system for twenty-six years, caring for and treating the mentally ill. She continues to advocate for the mentally ill though her presentations and radio shows advising people of the plight of the mentally ill.
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