The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "manic depression" ...
Marie Elise West, diagnosed with bipolar disorder, struggled with hospitalization and control of her medication. Her husband and parents sought to oversee her manic episodes, during which she could become violent and irrational. California law under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act stated that mentally ill people could not be held against their will unless they are presenting a danger to themselves or others or are severely disabled. West's husband knew she had the potential to cause harm during her manic episodes, but the authorities would not hold her before the trauma occurred. This story was written about West, her condition and the California law -- after West killed a man with her car. Not understanding her condition, authorities tried to charge her with a hate crime.
Making Mental Illness a Crime: For more Georgians, disorders mean time in jail, not treatment centers. I Hear Voices Sometimes, Crazy Stuff. Bibb County Jail Uses Outside Help to Treat Mentally Ill. Prisons: A costly answer to mental health care. Funding Problems Hamper Treatment of Mental Illness. Mental Illness History Comes Full Circle. Advocates Say System is Broken; Funding woes, short- staffing, deluge of paperwork strain state mental health workers. Breaking the Cycle: New programs may prevent jail time for mentally ill Georgians. Mandatory Treatment: Not an easy decision.
Georgia's jails are being filled not only with criminals but also with people suffering from mental illness. These articles explore this recent development and examine how it affects the prisoners, the institution, the state and the taxpayers. The article also discusses various kinds of mental illness and offers suggestions as to how a better system for dealing with it could be developed.
The Boston Globe uncovers a research machine in the world of psychiatry in which patients are not only lured into federally funded experiments that exacerbate their illness, but are also used in tests financed by drug companies and run by unscrupulous doctors.
The Columbus Dispatch investigates the life and crimes of Jacqueline Paluszak, a former Columbus Public Schools teacher who is suspected of being a serial bank robber. Her attorney is claiming Paluszak suffers from multiple personalities. (July 2, 1995)
Details describes how Florida authorities ignored due process and tried to pin serial killings on a manic depressive; authorities released his name and picture to the media and still won't admit his innocence though they cannot link him to the crime, September 1993.