A rather different approach to mental illness
Just by way of a caveat, in the wake of the Va Tech shootings -- here's a story in the Toronto Star about former Saturday Night Live star Tony Rosato. It sounds as if he went paranoid schitz in Toronto, kept calling police, and they responded by charging him with criminal harrassment of his wife.
The article doesn't quite say, but it sounds as if he was found incompetent to stand trial, and the jail has no particular duty to get him psychiatrist treatment. As a result he's been sitting in a cell in a high security prison for two years, awaiting trial on a charge that would result in maybe one day of incarceration.