The only time the police ever asked me to identify a dead body, I identified two deceased people laid out in a regional costal hospital morgue. A man drove himself and his wife off a wharf into the sea where they drowned.
Days before, the man turned up unannounced at the presbytery where I was an assistant parish priest. He complained his wrist watch was speaking to him. I invited him to come inside.
He became agitated, the walls were speaking to him. He threatened self-harm. While trying to calm him, I telephoned the police. [Read more…] about The ripple effect of mental illness