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Will law enforcement, mental health professionals, families, communities, health care providers  and elected officials sit down and have real conversation about mental illness in our country?

There have been a number of questions raised about mental illness following the recent shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last week.

There is no easy solution to mental illness in South Carolina or the country. There is also no simple face to put on the illness, which impacts jails, families, emergency departments, and more.

Mental illness and the under funded system is alive and well in South Carolina. Are we willing to do something about it?