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Mental Illness and the Threat of Violence in America

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During five disruptions in classrooms and libraries, Jared Loughner frightened teachers and classmates at Pima College. Police were used to deliver a letter telling him he couldn't come back unless he got "mental health clearance" indicating he was not "a danger to himself or others." In the aftermath of Saturday's shooting, did the college drop the ball? Could intervention have prevented the tragedy that has gripped the nation?

Credits

Guests:
David Leibow - Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, Brian Stettin - Treatment Advocacy Center, David Shern - President and CEO, Mental Health America, Amy Hellman - mother of two bi-polar children

Host:
Warren Olney