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Journalist Describes Life with a Mentally Ill Child

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Journalist Describes Life with a Mentally Ill Child

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Journalist Describes Life with a Mentally Ill Child

Journalist Describes Life with a Mentally Ill Child

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Journalist Pete Earley talks about his struggles to get help for his son, who became bipolar while away at college. Earley says, unless a mentally ill person becomes a threat to himself or others, it's often difficult to secure any kind of treatment. Earley, who is the author of the book Crazy, speaks with Linda Wertheimer about the state of mental health treatment.