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Virginia Tech / Massacre / Cho / Bonnie, Behrman Interviews #863911

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 19, 2007
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[Johns Hopkins University Dr. Todd COX†- speculates on diagnosing Cho Seung-Hui as having psychotic beliefs.]

(Virginia Tech: Anderson Cooper) A vigil on the Virginia Tech campus for the victims of the massacre shown.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The question of how Cho slipped through the cracks and was not forced into a mental health institution examined; details given about Kendra's Law, which enables the mentally ill to be medicated by force if necessary. [CNN's Jeffrey TOOBIN - talks about the dilemma for college.] [Cornell student counselor Greg EELLS†- comment on the problems in helping them.] [Kendra's Law improvement panel Patricia WEBDALE†- comments on privacy versus protection.]

(Virginia Tech: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with University of Virginia law school professor Richard Bonnie† about Cho's mental health evaluation. [BONNIE - says Cho's problems were brought to the attention of the judicial system but the judge ruled hospitalization was not necessary; comments on the overlapping system of the university and the court and student rights.]

(Virginia Tech: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "Electroboy" author Andy Behrman, who writes about mental health. [Has bipolar disorder, BEHRMAN - says mental illness is taboo, so students are uncomfortable seeking help or don't know how to get to therapeutic help; states there are not facilities and therapists on most campuses so students are just stuck.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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