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  •  Yes, there are ways (4+ / 0-)
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    to monitor the mentally ill, help them and allow them to find a life of some happiness.  It requires money, professionals that are well paid, resolve and a community that cares and is involved.  I have many ideas about how to do this as do many other people.  As long as conservatives and corporations run this country it is nothing but a pipe dream to think it will ever happen.  While I mourn and cry for the dead I also cry in sorrow for the mentally ill person who lives through a rampage and will realize in a window of sanity what he has done.  The horror of that haunts me.

    Everyone! Arms akimbo!

    by tobendaro on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:08:56 AM PST

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    •  Yes my sister in law is schizophrenic but she is (6+ / 0-)

      able to live on her own because she has a good psychiatrist who has found the right combination of medication for her, a caseworker who is caring , helpful, and assists her with her budgeting and grocery shopping, a therapist who makes sure she sticks to her medication regimen, excelltn psychiatrists and doctors at the VA clinic and hospital, and she has developed some enduring friendships.  

      She has not been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons for over a decade because she receives injections instead of pills for the psychosis and if she fails to show up, there is a team ready to swing into action to get her to the clinic or hospitalize her asap.  

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      by wishingwell on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:28:22 AM PST

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