Tragic Death of 15-Year-Old Girl in San Francisco Raises Questions About Mental Health Care

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Written By Lori Walker

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A 15-year-old girl from Bay Point tragically passed away in the driveway of a stranger’s house in San Francisco on Lobos Street. Jazmin Pellegrini had left her home on April 17, prompting her family to search desperately and inform the authorities. Sadly, she was abandoned and neglected, ultimately succumbing to her fate despite potentially being saved.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the autopsy results revealed that Jazmin died due to a deadly mix of drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Her mother is urging investigators to uncover what transpired between her daughter running away and her untimely demise. Jazmin left without any money or a phone, raising questions about who provided her, a minor, with such lethal substances.

Her mother, Marta Barany, described Jazmin as a vibrant and loving teenager who struggled with PTSD, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Despite seeking help, they faced alleged negligence and mistreatment from medical professionals.

Jazmin had been discharged from a psychiatric unit in a Contra Costa County hospital on the same day she went missing. Her family had requested for her to stay longer, feeling she needed a safe environment with proper care. However, their plea was denied.

Ametiszt Hajdu, Jazmin’s aunt, expressed concerns about her niece’s well-being, noting her sudden change in demeanor upon returning home. Jazmin had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals over the past two years, leading to dependency on medications due to what her family described as negligent medical practices.

The tragic loss of Jazmin highlights the shortcomings in the mental health care system for teenagers, according to her family. They have launched a GoFundMe page titled “We Want The Truth for Jazmin Pellegrini,” dedicated to addressing gaps in hospital facilities, social services, and child protective services.

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