Struggles of Families and Mentally Ill Adults
The stories about people who are mentally ill and struggling to cope, often with their families at their sides, are common. Last week, we heard that the suspect in the downtown stabbings, John W. Mallett, is mentally ill and off his medication. His father told The Columbus Dispatch that they had tried to get help from the courts and mental health system, but that they said they couldnâ€™t help until he did something. Last week, he did something… And now, his father said, itâ€™s too late. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’llÂ learn more about the disconnect in services for people who are mentally ill and maybe dangerous to themselves or others.
- Marcia Knapp (mother of mentally ill son)
- Dr. Michael Unger (M.D., Medical Director, Concord Counseling Services)
- Pete Earley (journalist and author)
- Mike Miller (defense attorney for mentally ill client)