This Sunday on 'State of the Union'
January 14th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
4 years ago

This Sunday on 'State of the Union'

Out of last week’s mass shooting in Tucson have emerged endless questions.

This Sunday, on a special edition of State of the Union, we’ll spend the hour searching for answers as we look at the state of mental health.

Full guest rundown, after the jump:

First, an overview of schizophrenia and other potentially debilitating mental disorders with two specialized experts: Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, the executive director of the Stanley Medical Research Institute, and Dr. Lisa Dixon, the associate director of the Mental Illness Research Center.

Then, did Jared Lee Loughner exhibit any behavior that would indicate he was dangerous? Could anything have been done to prevent him from acting? We’ll be joined by two professionals with a personal connection to schizophrenia:

Dr. Fred Frese, a psychologist for 40 years, is the former president of the National Mental Health Consumers' Association, and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a young adult.

Peter Earley is a former national reporter for the Washington Post and author of a dozen books, including “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness,” which details his journey seeking treatment for his adult son who was declared mentally ill.

Finally, we’ll talk with the co-chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania) and Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-California). Where can we go from here? What legislative obstacles stand in the way of meaningful reform?

Join us for an in-depth look at the state of mental health, this Sunday on a special edition of State of the Union.

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