Recently, VICE interviewed Anne Marie Hagan, who was just 19 when she found her father who had been axed to death by their neighbour who had schizophrenia. In the interview Hagan describes her devastating loss and personal experience with someone who had committed a crime yet also had a mental illness. Though controversial, Hagan's statements are thought-provoking and provide a different perspective on the news about Li, one that focuses more on mental illness, and challenges the way many of us view those who have a psychiatric disorder. Regardless of your own feelings and opinions on this issue, this is definitely worth a read (link can be found below)
"Mental illness takes us out of our comfort zone and causes fear because the only requirement to become mentally ill is to have a brain. If you suddenly become mentally sick, unless I blame it on you, unless it’s a character flaw—that means suddenly I could become mentally sick, too."
"Why Canada Should Consider Forgiving Vince Li" by Kristy Hoffman (VICE)