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Ask and it shall be given

Posted: March 24, 2014 at 3:22 a.m.

Let’s say your mental landscape is similar to that of Colby Sue Weathers back in 2012: suicidal, homicidal, paranoid, schizophrenic. Oh, and with a drug and alcohol problem. You are too disabled by mental illness—schizophrenia was diagnosed in 2011—and recurring hospitalizations to work. You are not great about maintaining your psychotropic drug regimen, which you administer inconsistently and sometimes to woozy excess. And you have an occasional hankering, occasionally satisfied, to consume a fifth of liquor. Your life is utterly out of control.

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Editorial, Pages 10 on 03/24/2014

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