Tucson shooting shines light on mental illness — (World Now)

SSRI Ed note: Man with no history of violence suddenly kills himself and family

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World Now

Posted: May 14, 2015 8:08 AM EDT

By Jenna Lee

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – An investigation is underway into the deadly shooting of a family in Tucson.

Raul Carrillo, Karen Saari, Erick Carrillo and Isela Rodriguez fell victim to gun violence Tuesday.

They were found in their home near I-19 and Valencia.

Tucson police say 25-year-old Christopher Carrillo is responsible for shooting and killing his family before turning the gun on himself.

Friends and family of Christopher Carrillo say he was seeking help for mental health issues. They tell Tucson News Now he was depressed, and was receiving treatment for bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia at a local mental health facility.

The deadly shooting is once again shining a light on mental illness.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness 1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. 1 in 20 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

50 percent of mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75 percent of mental health conditions develop by age 24.