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August 25, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Mental illness can affect anyone

Gabriel Campanario / Seattle Times

Gabriel Campanario / Seattle Times

I think it is important for people to realize that it can happen to anyone ["What's troubling mental health," Opinion, Aug. 17]. I think people have a picture in their mind of what someone might look like who has mental illness.

It can be your next-door neighbor, your kids’ friends, your own kids or yourself. If you didn’t know my son had schizoaffective disorder, 95 percent of the time you wouldn’t have known by looking at him or even talking to him.

Lauri Hurst, Shelto

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