Opinion

January 14, 2011

Commentary: We must address mental illness more aggressively

Refresh your memory of headlines out of Missouri from September. The similarities to the news of today are striking: A 22-year-old community college student with a prior diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia attacked a dean at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley. The young man, described as an anarchist, believed he had slashed the neck of Gov. Jay Nixon, who was scheduled to appear on campus that day.

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