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Mental Illness (INACTIVE)

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  • Arizona tragedy's real issue: Mental illness and guns

     
    I suppose I know why I wrote my previous blog entry, "Did inflammatory speech fuel Arizona rampage?" By the headline alone, I knew it would generate a lot of online discussion, get a lot of hits. But histrionic political discourse...
  • An award for David (and parents), not me

     
    Journalists sometimes trade in misery. It???s part of the job. We cover wars, natural disasters and massacres. Sometimes, if we do a really good job telling the story, we get recognized with prizes and awards. Ambivalence doesn???t begin to describe...

    Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row

    Storytelling on L.A.'s skid row
    Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in...

    It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way

    It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way
    If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you. The county jail. On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....

    Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting

    Gun legislation failure dismays survivor of Texas mass shooting
    Irma Garcia pulled back her sweater to show me where the bullet entered her shoulder and spun her around. It then torpedoed through her body and exited near the middle of her back. "I still have problems with it," she said, standing to show me how the...