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Conn. Law May Discourage Mental Illness Sufferers From Help

Tue, June 18, 2013 8:00am

Story by Craig LeMoult

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After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, states have taken steps to limit gun access for people with mental illness. In Connecticut, a new law requires psychiatric hospitals to report anyone who is voluntarily admitted, so the state can revoke any gun licenses they may hold. Some in the mental health community say it could prevent people from seeking psychiatric help.

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