Monday, August 13, 2012

The Illinois Mental Health System is Broken

"A 77-year-old man is dead and his son is being held at Cook County Jail following a fight the son had with a neighbor at their Northbrook home on Thursday.

Ronald Christensen, 77, of the 1900 block of Thornwood Lane in north suburban Northbrook, was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Glenbrook Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Sunday ruled Christensen died of heart disease and his death was ruled natural, according to the medical examiner’s office.

On Thursday Christensen and his 48-year-old son Ronald M. Christensen, Jr. fell at the home on Thornwood while the elder man was trying to pull his son away from a neighbor who the son had struck in the face, according to police and the medical examiner's office.

Police responded and arrested Ronald Christensen, who was charged with felony aggravated battery." Chicago Tribune

This is a tragedy that could have and should have been avoided.

Getting Help For Mental Illness, Part 1.

Getting Help For Mental Illness, Part 2.

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