Author: Lisa Graas
•2/14/2003 07:35:00 PM
BIPOLAR NEWS

In study, mental health services for kids fall short

Woman judged to be insane in stabbing death of husband

100 bongs a day led to psychotic rampage

Funeral director admits spending clients' money on strippers

Remains of teen girl found after being missing for eight months

Ex-stockbroker gets 40 years in killing of ex-boss

YOU CANNOT MISS THIS ONE!!! Note that the story says that the man's son was "suspected of having bipolar disorder". Suspected? What am I, a criminal because I have bipolar disorder? Gimme a break!

LIVINGSTON -- A man who pleaded guilty to robbing $2,120 from the Bank of the Rockies was sentenced to 15 years with the Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Michael Silva, 24, entered a plea agreement in December after undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Silva's father wrote a letter to District Judge Nels Swandal saying his son was suspected of having bipolar disorder and had been on medication and under counseling for about three years before moving west.

Swandal sentenced Silva to state mental health care, with at least the first five years in a secure facility.
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