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Weston is incompetent to stand trial. Treatment of his illness with medication potentially will make him well enough not only to be tried and convicted, but also executed, even though he was deeply ill at the time the tragic crime occurred.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has inaugurated a new design for its award-winning Web site, www.nami.org, which draws approximately 700,000 distinct visitors per month—an increase of more than 130 percent from two years ago.
On January 3, 2001, the U.S. Surgeon General will release a report indicating that the nation faces a public crisis in mental healthcare for children and adolescents. Institutions and systems created to take care of children are failing them instead.
The U.S. Surgeon General's national action agenda on children's mental health released earlier today is an unprecedented document. It is only the second Surgeon General's report devoted to mental illness, and the first to focus specifically on the urgent, unmet needs of children and adolescents.