The weekend shootings in Tucson highlight the problems of community mental health services. Many people in Tucson and elsewhere are wondering how so delusional a person as Jared Loughner was left free to walk the streets, let alone buy a high-powered automatic pistol without any questions being asked. A Tucson psychiatrist joins us to talk about the depleted state of mental health services in Southern Arizona. Then we turn to a panel of experts who see some of the same problems in Southern Nevada.
According to some statistics, 1 out of 4 families is affected by mental illness. Do you know someone who is depressed or bipolar? How has mental illness affected your life? Family members and those with mental illness join us to tell their stories. Send in your questions, and share your stories with us, here.