Sep 29, 2015 4:20 PM
MANCHESTER - Katlin Paquette and Christopher Willot had not known each other long before they ended up together at The Child and Family Service Teen Resource Center, a need program for teens. Both Paquette and Willot checked themselves in with their own issues.
"I probably wouldn’t be here. I used to be very suicidal and I was in and out of the hospital for open gashes wounds,” said Paquette in an interview back in 2012.
Paquette admits that she was mentally unstable. NH1 News wanted to know - with her past of emotional issues, did she ever receive help before or after she became a mother?
“The only thing that people can do is provide young people at this age with the information and the opportunity,” said Erin Kelly, Program Director for The Child and Family Service Teen Resource Center.
The Center told NH1 News they can’t force their clients to seek help, even after admissions like Paquette’s.
“I would have ended up killing myself,” said Paquette of her condition in 2012.
But what about the baby's father, Christopher Willot? Willot's great-grandmother, Gwen Henley, admits he has issues as well.
“Christopher has got some emotional problems, some mental problems,” said Henley.
Although Willot has a criminal history, his great-grandmother stated he would never place a hand on his daughter.
“I saw this picture of him and he’s holding this little baby and he's giving her a kiss,” said Henley.
The Manchester Teen Resource Center said it attempts to keep tabs on their clients even after they leave the program, but sometimes it's difficult to do. If they hear that a client is a danger to themselves or others they are obligated to hand the information over to the appropriate parties.
“We are still legally responsible to follow through with that and contact the appropriate authorities,” said Kelly.
The teen center could not comment specifically on Paquette and Willot’s time with them but made it clear that all they can do is report information like the abuse or neglect of a minor to the appropriate services which in this case would be DCYF.
We reached out to see if they had been alerted by the teen center about possible incidents involving Sadie and they did not return our calls.
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