A mentally ill young male kills innocents. He had struggled with — fill in the blank mental illness (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) — and did not receive treatment, or did not agree to treatment, or did not respond to treatment. He and his family tried to get help, but failed, and eventually his family gave up. The young man became a loner, living quietly on the margins of society, until, one day, he had enough and decided to kill himself.
Suicide by homicide: Taking mental illness seriously
By Nassir Ghaemi| December 17, 2012
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