I just happened upon this story while browsing through the local news website in Kansas. The story caught my eye so I began to read it. Sadly, to my horror, I happened to have known this man. I worked with him as a Direct Care Staff in two homes he lived in that were managed by our local mental health facility. All I will say out of respect for Daniel is that he was indeed a VERY ill man. He was never once harmful to any of the other consumers or staff. He was actually very kind, nice, and quiet...which is why, I suppose, he stuck in my memory. This story is devastating to me, to see the demons that Daniel tried so hard to fight finally took control. It deeply disturbs me the comments that some of you are making. He was a person just like you and me. He had a family, feelings, friends, you have no idea the pain hundreds of thousands of Americans are in everyday struggling with mental illness. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless.
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