Featured Interviews

Jonathan Harriford

Jacqueline Weaver

Tara Wildes

Brother to Sean Harriford

 

Jonathan Harriford is a former Marine, with experience in social work, who has continued to fight for his brother's care after Sean took their mother's life in 2015, while experiencing psychosis, after being released from a Baker Act the very same day. While Sean was determined to be "unfit to stand" for sentencing in 2020, Jonathan continues to fight for the right to make decisions regarding his care, as his guardian.   

Mother to Harold Kraai

 

Jacqueline Weaver was the mother of Harold Kraai who was tragically shot to death in the family's front yard during an encounter with Jacksonville Police in 2018. The State Attorney's office determined that the Officer's fatal shots were justified, as Kraai was armed with an 8-inch knife. Kraai was a known to suffer from schizophrenia and had the mental capacity of young child. Local police were familiar with him, as he had been Baker Acted before. Weaver has sought justice ever since and remains adamant that the Officer should have been charged with murder. 

President of NAMI Jacksonville (2019)

 

Tara Wildes serves on the boards of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Prisoners of Christ and Disability Rights Florida. At the time of filming she was president. She represents the incarcerated population for StopTB USA and the University of North Florida Institutional Review Board, among other work. She provides insight on outreach to families behind people who suffer from mental illness and provides insight on how corrections handles the consequences of those who become part of the criminal justice system.  

Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff

(R) Florida District 26

 

Rep. Elizabeth Fetterhoff was elected to the Florida House in 2018. After graduating from Florida State University, Rep Fetterhoff served her country in the U.S. Army National Guard. Throughout her career in both state and local government, she is most concerned with issues regarding education, first responders, and the economy. She recently sponsored CS/HB 293 which intended to expand mental health resource money to financially constrained counties. The bill exempts certain fiscally constrained counties from local match requirements for specified grants; creates pilot programs in certain counties for specified purpose & number of years, among other programs associated with the bill. 

The bill died in the Florida House Appropriations Committee in March of 2020. 

Lynne Walton-Brueske

Associate Professor of Psychology

 

Professor Brueske-Walton is a State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor, a National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is currently a professor in psychology at Flagler College. She presents at local, regional, and national mental health forums and conferences, including the American Mental Health Counselors Association, the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Florida Counseling Association. She is a mental health clinical supervision trainer throughout Florida and in Germany. She provided more of the medical insight for the documentary. 

The team behind Unfit to Stand would like to thank all interview subjects for helping us tell this story with all of its complex elements. 

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