When Vicky Stamati married Akis Tsochatzopoulos years ago, she probably didn’t foresee the difficult times ahead. It has been a month since she has been hospitalized in Dafni, and according to her doctors she is dealing with a severe health problem.
As her lawyer Alexis Kougias reported on Newsit, “Being in prison custody is by nature a great physical and mental test, and being held in a psychiatric clinic is an even bigger test.”
“The Doctors’ medical opinion, is that she suffers from major depressive disorder with suicidal tendencies. I tried to visit her three times; the first two times, the doctors rejected my request, the third I was granted permission. Her doctors believe that the disorder she is suffering from usually leads to committing suicide” added Mr. Kougias.
He continued by saying: “Mrs. Stamati has not seen her child since the day the court announced the ruling of her and her husbands case. Imagine how hard it is for Mrs. Stamati to have not seen her own child for 45 days. It is impossible for her to see her son, and in my opinion, as well as that of Stamati’s intimate circle, it is probably better that she doesn’t, since she can’t even make any decisions on her own.”
Besides indicating that Stamati’s mental health condition is not something her son should see, Mr Kougias also stated, that it is not in the best interest of the child to see his mother in a psychiatric ward.” Children at this age are smart and ask questions” he said. “The child has already understood that where he has been visiting his mother, is a jail.”