Misc: Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

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Schizophrenic cousin

In Mother Jones, Mac McClelland writes about how her family was unable to find a hospital for her schizophrenic cousin, who then killed a family member.  She argues that by closing mental hospitals we have failed to provide care for those whose cannot care for themselves, while at the same time shifting the burden to prisons and homeless shelters ill equipped for the task.  Read the whole essay here: Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.