Now, this is what happens when funds are cut from mental health services and given to doctor. FWIW, the places they link to at the bottom of the article cannot help this person- I tried contacting both these agencies and DSS and the team of all of them for help with difficult child prior to him pulling the knife on me and he isn't even an adult; NAMI doesn't get directly involved and the Dept. of Mental Health and DSS will push it back to doctor/Department of Juvenile Justice when the person is already involved with them. Of course, chances are this guy will reoffend and be put right back into incarceration, meaning he'll never be able to get out of the doctor system so he can access help thru the other systems. But they don't want to spend money "institutionalizing" people in mental health facilities??? They don't want to spend money training people in doctor about mental health or providing mental health treatment to people who need it?? They want to spend money just to protect the public from people, but what about the next victim of this guy? ETA: I don't really know the best forum to place this- Moderators, feel free to move the thread as appropriate.