U.S. killing spree spurs debate on how families, police, doctors deal with mental illness

May 28, 2014 5:06 AM

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U.S. killing spree spurs debate on how families, police, doctors deal with mental illness

A loved one is acting bizarrely. You’re concerned he could hurt himself or others. Can he be taken to hospital against his will?

A killing rampage in a small Southern California college town this past weekend is highlighting the challenges faced by families, police and doctors in dealing with those with severe mental illness.

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