Thursday, April 26, 2007

Understanding need for treatment crosses political lines

"Our society continues to wrestle with the question of how to handle individuals whose mental health problems can make them a danger to themselves and to others. "
Statement from Pres. Bush

"...we need to look at what happened and see if there are ways to prevent these kinds of events happening again. We need to understand what was wrong with Mr. Cho and we need to ask ‘Do we need changes in the legal or the mental health system.’ …Should Mr. Cho have been given support and taken out of the ordinary population before tragedy occurred? It gives occasion to look at how the legal and mental health systems work–and recognize that there needs to be serious changes in the way both function."
Former President Bill Clinton on “Larry King Live” (4/19)