'No help': Beating spotlights mental health treatment struggles

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The mother of a man beaten at Rosa Parks Circle had long feared her son would be targeted.

"(I’ve been) very scared for him," the victim’s mom told Target 8.

On Sept. 13, she received the call she had always dreaded. Her 34-year-old son had been brutally beaten in the head and face the night before at Rosa Parks Circle by a group of between four and six men.

His mom told Target 8 he sustained a fracture to a bone in his face and needed multiple stitches.

He’s expected to recovery physically, but there’s no long-term cure for the mental illness his mom says often puts him at risk.

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