It's the question every Tucsonan has asked since Jan. 8: Accused shooter Jared Lee Loughner showed so many signs of mental illness, but apparently didn't seek help and wasn't forced into treatment. Why not?

The Star begins a series on mental illness today. Reporters examine what is available - and what is missing - in resources for people with ser…

It's the question every Tucsonan has asked since Jan. 8: Accused shooter Jared Lee Loughner showed so many signs of mental illness, but apparently didn't seek help and wasn't forced into treatment. Why not? 

  • Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star

For some Tucsonans touched by the tragedy of Jan. 8, sorrow was tinged with a sense of dread.

  • Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star

Now that my mother is dead, our relationship is the best it's ever been.

  • Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star

Dr. Randa Kutob spends much of her time teaching future doctors at the University of Arizona. Across town in another classroom, a different gr…

About serious mental illness

Mental health struggles are not limited to a single class of people.

  • Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star

Arizona’s law on treating people with serious mental illness is strong — on paper.

  • Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star

On the morning of Jan. 8 - as Tucson was stunned by a mass shooting that killed six people and injured 13 - 40-year-old Monica Stefanov lay dy…

  • Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star

Yes, the 18-year-old man acknowledged, he did turn off his mother's car while she was driving it. "There was a dog running behind us - that's what I thought," he told a judge in a small Pima County courtroom on the fifth floor of UPH Hospital at Kino.

  • Stephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star

A shortage of psychiatrists in Arizona means people with mental illnesses are getting less in-person care than they sometimes need.

  • Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star

When it comes to getting treatment for a serious mental illness, many Tucsonans would be better off being destitute. Fewer than half of the 765,000 or so working-age adults in Pima County have employer-provided medical benefits, census data show.

A free, public forum, "A Delicate Balance: Creating a better, post-Jan. 8 system to protect the public and help the seriously mentally ill," w…

Nicholas Breitborde, UA assistant professor of psychiatry, will lead a panel of local and national experts at "A Delicate Balance: Creating a …