Gannon Stauch was reported missing from his home in Colorado in late January 2020. Shockingly, on March 17, his body was found 1,377 miles away in Pace, Florida.
A woman is taunted by an anonymous caller, then goes missing. Then the caller begins calling the missing woman's parents.
Prison overcrowding is starting to become an increasingly more expensive and dangerous problem in America.
Ever felt as if "big Brother" might be watching? Well, he is! And he might be watching you. Find out how your personal information becomes public information amid the stroke of a key; and how criminal charges may be forgiven, but never forgotten. Chances are, YOU are at risk if you've ever even been convicted of a misdemeanor...Read on! You might be unpleasantly surprised!
Once the country learned her story, Colleen Stan's experience was considered to be "unparalleled in FBI history." Here is the story of the girl who spent more than 7 years locked in a box under a bed.
Do you think capital punishment should be abolished? Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of capital punishment (death penalty).
This is an overview of the processes that a bill or proposed law undergoes before finally becoming a law in the Philippines.
Logan Schiendelman was 19 when he went missing from Tumwater, Washington. With a severe peanut allergy and without his EpiPen, his family worried about his survival. Around when he went missing, there was a lot of family drama stirring up and some wonder if that could have led to him running away.
Some people tell us that if the government would just get out of the way, corporations would solve all our problems.
"There's something about a man in uniform." For those who have done nothing more than enjoy the view, there is a lot more to consider before making a decision to be a part of all the uniform entails.
Prison inmates continue to escape prison in hopes of being free and hiding out in some exotic location.
What happens when your life is turned upside down and you're accused of a crime you didn't commit? What do you do when those meant to serve and protect you are the ones failing to investigate, to get the truth?
It was 40 years ago that a young woman was found naked and murdered in Bellingham, Massachusetts. Her family has never given up on their efforts to unlock the secrets that are hidden in their small town.
A woman in Victorian London was so universally disliked that the list of those who had a reason to kill her was very long.
When children murder, it's shocking. Even more shocking and unimaginable is when children murder their own parents. The youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada is Jasmine Richardson, who was 12 years old at the time of...
Little Relisha Rudd vanished in 2014 and thought to have possibly been sold into sex trafficking. Is she still alive?
Nieko Lisi disappeared from New York when he was 18 years old. His mother continues to search for answers to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her child. The last person to see Nieko is also dead.
Capital punishment has been deemed constitutional time and time again, but many feel that taking a life isn't always black and white.
Billy King Rat Wright was a sectarian serial killer and alleged British agent who enjoyed carte blanche to carry out his terror campaign in Mid-Ulster. All that was to change when he entered the H-Blocks and became a target of an elite INLA unit.
Felon disenfranchisement is more than just losing voting rights. Why should you care? What can we do to change things? No matter your situation, you have selfish reasons to care about how convicts reintegrate.
John Wayne Gacy is one of the worst serial killers in U.S. history. The brutality of his crimes stunned even seasoned detectives. He sexually assaulted and killed 33 young men for his own pleasure and buried 29 of them under his crawl space. He was executed by lethal injection on May 10, 1994.
A Recap of the Crime of Kidnapping and Murder of a 17 yr. old Mississippi Girl, Shondra May...A Case Still Unsolved.
Haven't you always wanted to be an expert at spotting counterfeit American money? Well you can now by simply reading this informative article, which includes seven tips for spotting bogus bills.
The name 'George Jung' probably doesn't ring a bell when you first hear it. However, his life story is definitely a very intriguing one. George Jung (aka Boston George) was probably the largest smuggler of cocaine in American history.
Dana Ewell needed money for drugs, alcohol, and partying but the only work he was willing to do for it was mastermind the murder of his parents and sister.
Being caught shoplifting is one of the most frightening things that can happen to the average person. The embarrassment alone will be devastating, but handcuffs, jail and court are no fun, either.
There is no question Judge, now Justice Neil Gorsuch was very well qualified to sit on Supreme Court. Nevertheless, he was still the wrong pick if you want a Court to make even-handed decisions.
When someone says the word "prison" we immediately have associations and assumptions about what it is like based on media portrayals and pervasive stereotypes.
Police corruption changes as society changes. However, there are technological advances and training that can help curb corruption.
What does the Council on Foreign Relations do? Who established the CFR? Are they Illuminati? Is the Council on Foreign Relations a secret government? Do they control the United States?
The Crumlin Road Gaol saw approximately 25,000 political prisoners pass through its grim doors, in its 150-year life as a prison.
An in-depth look at prevention, treatment, and risk assessment as it relates to juvenile delinquency.
It has been said that if a released inmate says the food inside wasn’t too bad then he or she is very likely to return to prison.
Ted Bundy was a bloodthirsty killer. But though many were beginning to suspect it, proving it was another matter back in the 70s—until the discovery of bite mark evidence. With the use of forensic dentistry or odontology, the jury convicted Bundy. Two dentists ended his reign of terror.
As a former retail loss prevention professional, I am happy to help anyone I can by answering questions about shoplifting. Below are five realities of shoplifting you may not have known about.
On January 29, 1979, a teenage girl named Brenda began shooting at an elementary school with a rifle given to her by her father. A songwriter named Bob Geldof heard this news and wrote the song "I Don't Like Mondays" and the song would become an iconic hit for his band, The Boomtown Rats.
A high school teacher and member of the Buddhist community vanishes from a well-known facility, leaving her family wanting answers and investigators baffled.
A brief introduction into the "how" behind crime. The three elements that must be present for a crime to occur.
Leonard Peltier is a Native American who has spent more than four decades, and counting, in prison for a crime he almost certainly did not commit.
“The Six Conundrums of socialism” has been around for years. Lefties, righties and libertarians have bunked, debunked and rebunked it. Now it’s your turn everyone.
Becoming a permanent employee of a Thai organization is one reason why you may need to obtain a police report or criminal background clearance from the Royal Thai Police. This article explains how you can prepare for and complete the process.
On New Year's Eve 2020, someone wrote a cryptic message on a billboard of missing news anchor Jodi Huisentruit, who vanished in June of 1995. Were they sending a message to police investigators?
Unsolved murders such as the Black Dahlia and William Desmond Taylor, attract us because of the mystery, while the notorious murderers draw interest due to the mindset of the murderer.
According to Jennifer Truman of the U.S. Department of Justice, "During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 and older experienced an estimated 18.7 million violent and property crime victimizations (2011). While this rate is down from previous years, this...
Niqui McCown took a trip to the laundromat and never returned. A friend and colleague turned out to be a suspected serial killer. Did she become one of his victims?
As soon as we get through Dillinger's learning curve, we'll see things get a little more professional. Until then, they're lucky that they made it this far.
When facing the executioner, some people are remorseful, some defiant, some courageous, while others even try humour in their final message to the world.
She may have been born poor, but Pat Allanson didn't intend to die that way, even if it meant murdering her in-laws and others to get there.
New York City’s Halls of Justice developed a well-earned and fearsome reputation as a place to steer clear of.
Sherri Papini vanished and then was found 22 days later, becoming one of the most bizarre abduction stories of recent times.
Four children were abducted and murdered, all posed in the snow in Oakland County, Michigan. The police investigations were bungled from the start, and a killer still walks free.
On average, there are 90,000 missing peeple in the U.S at any given time. Many of which will never be found
The murder of Nipsey Hussle captured the attention of the world. Within days, the Los Angeles Police had a suspect in custody by the name of Eric Holder. But is he really the one who killed the California-based rapper?
This article details why neither a purely socialistic nor capitalistic society can function properly and that elements of both methodologies must be present for a healthy society.
Learn about the retirement benefits paid to state elected and appointed officials. Double dipping is rampant. Here is where politicians clean up.
Karlie Guse feared for her life prior to her mysterious disappearance on October 13, 2018. What happened in the small town of Chalfant Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in eastern California?
The framers knew a lot more than current anti-gun lobbyists and representatives will admit. Plus, many anti-gun claims about the Founding Fathers’ intentions are refuted by words of their own writing.
Joan Risch went missing in the '60s and nobody seems to know exactly what happened. The evidence points to a number of theories ranging from a kidnapping to a woman purposefully disappearing. In this article, I'll discuss all the evidence and theories as to what happened to Joan.
The Tate-LaBianca murders shocked the nation. Fifty years later, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca are the forgotten victims of the Manson Family.
Capitalism and Free Enterprise are two terms that Americans often swallow as a single pill, but are they different, and are they poison if they both go down the hatch together? Mel thinks out loud.
This article provides a list of some of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the United States. Body counts weren't emphasized in this story, instead the infamous nature of these dastardly criminals.
When Betty Gore confronted Candy Montgomery about having an affair with her husband, Candy hacked her friend 40 times with an ax...and got away with it!
It’s one thing to say that the Constitution lists our rights; it’s quite another to say that the Constitution is the source of those rights. So, do we get our rights from the Constitution? The simple answer is "no." The Constitution merely recognizes our rights and secures. Ultimately, our most cherished liberties come from God.
The Black Dahlia is the nickname given to Elizabeth Short. Her naked body was found severed in half on the streets of Los Angeles, California. This article talks about who she was before being remembered as just a murder victim.
In the spring of 2006, a Canadian small-town girl vanishes in Las Vegas, Nevada, leaving her family searching for answers.
This article presents the features of Obama Care as upheld by the Supreme Court. It covers aspects of the law including: no pre-existing conditions, patients bill of rights, your health care dollar, senior care, individual mandate, and more.
An Irish immigrant from a good family turned his back on respectability and became a vicious hoodlum in the 1920s.
Trina Garnett, a schizophrenic, has spent 40 years in prison against the wishes of her judge, over an accident that occurred when she was only 14.
After Ruth Pelke was viciously murdered by 15-year-old Paula Cooper, Ruth’s grandson, Bill Pelke, forgave Cooper and fought against the sentence that made the teen the youngest inmate on death row.
This blog is about the French special forces, otherwise known as the Group d'intervention de la Gendamerie nationale.
What happened to Maura Murray? In February 2004 the 21-year-old was said to be last spotted near a car accident in New Hampshire. Some speculate her disappearance could be connected to alleged serial killer Israel Keyes. Here are the theories vs. facts.
I list the pros and cons of whether we should tax the rich more, giving some of the key arguments made by different sides in the debate.
What so I do if I am stopped by a police officer? What are my rights when confronting law enforcement? Do I still have rights if I am not a legal immigrant?
So what happened to cause states and governments to switch from giving handouts to needy families with children to giving enormous handouts to corporations?
Sandra Butler was a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Sparks, Nevada in 1976. This article discusses what happened when she was last seen and the theories of what people and authorities think happened to this poor girl.
Missing Georgia woman hasn't been seen in two weeks. Will her social media presence give clues behind what happened to her?
The population of our federal prisons continues to swell, and more people are faced with doing time. No one is prepared for this experience their first time.
I have previously written about my prison stay, more of a what to expect type hub. This is written to give a little more in depth view of how to handle yourself and avoid potential pitfalls.
Ted Bundy's reign of terror may have begun during his teenage years with a many as a 100 murders, experts say. Lynda Ann Healy was one of his victims.
A 9-year-old girl went missing from her home after answering the door when a mysterious man came knocking. Her sister witnessed her and the man, who called himself Uncle Joe, talking through the door before she opened it and was grabbed.
A 24-year-old woman disappeared off of a Disney cruise ship. Surrounded by mystery and possible cover-ups, this case has never been solved. In this article, I cover all the information I could find from several sources. The question remains: what happened to Rebecca?
Universal Basic Income, or UBI, as an idea has been picking up a lot of steam lately. As with any revolutionary idea, there are supporters and there are detractors. Learn the facts about UBI!
Four girls missing and one murdered in the Midwest. Is the man who admitted to their abductions a serial killer?
So you work in retail, and get frustrated by the droves coming into your stores taking what they'd like and disappearing into the moonlight. You wish there was something you could do about it. Well, you can.
Three little girls were brutally murdered in the 1970s, each found in towns with names that matched their initials. Their murders would baffle police for decades.
Joy Davis Aylor was angry about her her husband's affair, so she hired a man to kill the woman and later attempted to kill the man she claimed to love.
Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey Sherman, were discovered dead at their home on December 15, 2017
FBI evidence shows Dzhokhar with a different backpack than the one that killed Martin Richard in the Boston Marathon bombing, which was black. Officials concede that the bombs used during and after the marathon could not have been built by the Tsarnaev brothers. Did they catch the real bomber?
In in 1907, former Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes said, “we are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is...” In this article, I provide some of the antecedents for Hughes' view as well as the consequences for such a view. In short, Hughes' quote reflects the view of the "living constitution," the idea prevalent among judicial activists that the constitution is not a set of fixed principles; rather, it's a document that should evolve with society.
Joseph Pikul was a controlling and abusive man. When his wife Diane Pikul grew tired of his tirades and decided to divorce him, he murdered her instead.
Alleged serial killer William Lewis Reece led police to the bodies of two women missing since 1997 near Houston, Texas. How many more victims were there?
They disappeared as teenagers in the 1980s. Today, if alive, they may be wives, husbands, fathers, mothers - possibly even grandparents.
Propaganda has blinded us and prevented us from seeing the true pros and cons of Communism and Capitalism. Let us dive deep into the roots of Capitalism, Socialism and Communism to understand them.
This article looks at books that have been written by prisoners who are either still incarcerated or have been previously. The ones in this list are my favorites
Tragedies can affect communities and society as a whole. The AMBER Alert system is dedicated to Amber Hagerman, who disappeared at age 9. The Black and Missing Foundation was inspired by the missing Tamika Huston. Sometimes it only takes one person to make a difference that impacts us all.
Do serial killers hide amidst the big rigs on our country's highways? Tammy Jo Zywicki was found murdered in 1992, when a trucker stopped to help her fix her car. Twenty-eight years later, police are no closer to finding her killer.
Mackenzie Lueck, 23, vanished on June 17, 2019, from Salt Lake City, Utah. During an intensive investigation of Lueck’s disappearance, police made a grisly discovery on Friday, June 28.
Learn about the rules of apprehension, some little-known facts about shoplifting, and get answers to shoplifting FAQ's from a former loss prevention employee with 16 years of experience.
The tale of Cody Posey, and the murder of his family is a sad and tragic one. The strange twist in the story is that what makes it so exceptionally sad and tragic is not what you might think. Any murder is tragic, but it is not the murders...
LaQuanta was just 19 when she disappeared after leaving with a friend. She was an aspiring forensic scientist and had a full scholarship to college. It is believed the police did little to help find her, and her mother is hopeful that she's still alive.
Tyarra was 19 years old and had just enrolled in college before she disappeared from her North Carolina apartment. She went to visit a friend in the evening and never came back home. This article goes in depth of her life, disappearance and the theories around her case.
In the mid-eighteenth century, social philosophers began arguing for a more rational approach to criminal punishment: This article describes that turning point in the history of criminology.
Now deceased, Glasgow's very own Godfather, Arthur Thompson, was one of the most vicious and ruthless gangsters Glasgow had ever seen.
Death penalty opponents often ask "but what if we execute the wrong person"? In this essay I argue that the death penalty is just, even at the risk of wrongly accusing and executing an innocent man.
When working to reduce crime which method is more effective, punishment or rehabilitation? What is Rehabilitation? What is Punishment?
This article provides a list of the nonlethal weapons used by the police and/or the military. This compilation also may include devices or substances that can be used for personal self defense.
The Johnson Amendment is part of the tax code. It protects both churches and society by prohibiting churches from endorsing political candidates.
It took nearly 50-years to identify Reet Jurvetson's body. It was then, a homicide investigation clicked into full gear.
Garnell was a young boy in Maryland that disappeared in August of 2001, but the police didn't start looking for him until 2006. In this article, I explain the events leading up to why it took so long for police to realize he was gone.
The Cecil in L.A., renamed The Stay on Main has undergone a few revamps, the latest of which includes a turn as micro-apartment housing. Read on for the creepy history of the former hotel and what the future holds for it.
A brief, comprehensive view on the history of the penal system in America, from its very beginnings to an overview of its current standings.
How much abuse must a woman endure before she can turn on her violent partner, perhaps kill him, and use a self-defence plea?
A list containing the most famous and the most leading international arbitration institutions in the world.
Shoplifting is a serious crime, however some people do it as a stunt. Have you ever wondered what happens if you get caught shoplifting? Here you will find the answer.
Being in prison is totally unlike life on the outside so it’s best to be prepared for being incarcerated; some well-heeled criminals even hire prison coaches.
Ted Kimble wanted his wife dead so he could collect the life insurance, so he convinced his brother Ronnie Kimble to do it for him.
When it comes down to it, criminals protect themselves. They will do whatever it takes to keep themselves out of prison, even if that means ratting out fellow criminals.
Amy Archer-Gilligan is a famous female serial killer responsible for the deaths of many of the residents at her Old People's Home. However, at first, no one is the least bit suspicious. Until it is far too late.
Crystal and Ken had been friends since they were small, but on the night of November 16, 1991, the friendship would come to a horrific end.
How the government's General Motors Tarp bailout skirted and ignored the rule of law and economic common sense. With 2013 updates for GM bailout details.
There are many levels of security in US prisons, ranging from minimum to maximum. Find out what the differences are between the lowest levels of security and the highest.
An overview of the Liberal Laws (based on Common Law) governing the Public Rights of Way in Britain to cross private land for access to the British countryside; with a summary of the origin, history and struggle by activists to get ancient rights into modern legislation for the benefit of Ramblers.
Here is a summary of the main for and against arguments used in regard to socialism, presented in the form of a pros and cons list.
Article about how to conduct a stakeout and how a typical stakeout is conducted by professionals. Conducting a stakeout is serious business. Only conduct stakeouts with the full consent of local polic
The French Revolution was a seminal moment in European history that had wide felt impact. The revolution had its inspiration by way of Rousseau and Locke, two prominent philosophers of the era.
You might think that the Borden axe murders are a pretty open-and-shut case, but why did she do it? Is she a victim of abuse or a psychotic killer, or both? We explore these questions and more.
While women across the country regularly go jogging and biking alone, there are some who have never come home.
Writing a bill for the Texas Legislature is simple if you know how to navigate the process. This article explains that process and provides insight on the best way to author a bill for Texas law.
A quick look into juvenile crime and the courts. Risk factors and what we can do to help prevent juveniles from turning to a delinquent lifestyle.
A former Globe Trotter goes missing, leaving police baffled, and his family desperately searching for answers.
The study of criminological theory is an opportunity to analyze crime through explanations for the creation of criminals and criminal behavior. Each theory explains a reason for crime.
Offender profiling allows the police to narrow down their list of suspects. There are two main types of offender profiling: the top-down and the bottom-up approaches. Both methods can be effective tools but also have their limitations.
If you've been arrested for drunk driving in Florida, know what to expect from the police and the court system.
Two best friends and their mother are abducted from their home and missing for decades. Here are the stories of 11 missing persons.
The greatest document ever written? That can be debated forever, but the test of time has proven that the United States Constitution is, at the very least, one of the more important documents ever written. Read about the influences behind this great piece of work.
A beautiful young woman, a disgraced army officer, a crow lying bloodied and lifeless in a country field and a green bicycle: the cast of one of the most intriguing and still unsolved mysteries in the annals of British crime history.
Mass incarceration has taken a toll on our communities and economy. This article discusses informative data concerning non-violent offenses and its contribution to poverty and unemployment increases.
When a famous person goes missing, it captures both celebrity culture and our curiosity. Nothing is more perplexing than a missing person's case and in a world where celebrities have little privacy, it's all the more confusing when they simply vanish.
Dreading the long wait and want to know the best time to go to the DMV? Here's how to spend less time twiddling your thumbs in a long line and more time doing anything but sitting at the department of motor vehicles.
A small-town murder of a pastor goes unsolved for over a decade. Some of the details of the crime remain unknown, and what we do know is terrifying.
For anyone facing a criminal trial with a possible prison sentence, it can be one of the most stressful situations one can find themselves in. If a prison sentence is imminent, or at least a likely outcome, then it makes sense to orientate oneself to the reality of imprisonment.
Regina Bos was a local Lincoln, Nebraska, woman who went missing without a trace in 2000. This is the case that got me interested in missing persons because she was my family and she has never been found.
How William Dorr crossed the country to commit a remarkable murder. A tale of greed, incest, and homicide.
In 1977, three Girl Scouts were brutally murdered, and the only suspect was acquitted. Police hope new advancements in DNA technology will help identify a killer.
Those who have the job of carrying out a death sentence often end up in poor emotional shape brought on by the nature of their work.
It was November 3rd, 1998, when 8-year-old Maddie Clifton went missing in Jacksonville, Florida. When she was reported missing and police began searching for her, they started interviewing the neighbours. Almost immediately they had a neighbour in...
Remembering two tragedies that shook the orderly university community of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, in the 1980s: The Hendricks murders in 1983 and the S&S Liquor Store murders in 1988.
In 1931, the miners at Estevan went on strike. After several weeks, they marched in a parade into Estevan. There, a confrontation between miners and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) occurred, leaving three miners dead and several wounded.
A Pentagon official and CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving was found murdered in 2010. The baffling murder has fueled conspiracy theories about John P. Wheeler’s life and death.
Based on the advice of a career criminal I received at the beginning of my nine year prison sentence, and my personal experience. This may save your life!
Specialized courts, which can include drug courts, mental health courts, and domestic violence courts, offer a promising alternative to traditional courts resulting in lower recidivism, cost savings and smaller case loads for traditional courts.
Kyle Fleischman was just 24 when he went missing after a night at the bar. It’s suspected that he was murdered while attempting to walk home, but he has never been found. Possible robbery or gang activity could be involved, but nothing solid has ever been announced.
Leonarda Cianciulli became a serial killer and a cannibal in an attempt to protect her family. Unfortunately, she was able to kill multiple innocent victims before she was finally snatched by the police. She was anything but sorry for her crimes.
Darlie Routier is an innocent mother who survived a brutal attack that left her two young children dead. Although there was no discernible motive, no confession, no eyewitnesses, and only circumstantial evidence, Darlie was convicted and sentenced to death. To this day, she maintains her innocence.
The strange case of Dr. John Hill and Joan Robinson Hill. John's affair with the thrice-divorced Ann Kurth was the beginning of the end. Joan died suddenly in 1969 at age 38.
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). Mentioned by O. J. Simpson during his parole hearing. Everyone should take it. The best prison program.
A Texas mother moves to a small town outside of Barstow, California, and vanishes. Do the answers to her mysterious disappearance lay in the mines of the Mojave desert?
Ernest Renan defines what a nation is and how the experiences of a group of people enable them to come together as a nation. According to him, a nation is a soul, a spiritual principle.
David Warner was twelve when he disappeared without a trace. No clues, no suspects—he was just gone. This article details his life up to when he vanished and how his family is still hopeful they can get answers after all these years.
Ted Bundy confessed to killing over 30 women, however, experts agree the number may be as high as 100. Some remain missing.
Three women go missing in America's Corn Belt, a place where those who have vanished have left no trace.
Jessica Ashmore was walking along a forested country road near her home and vanished without a trace. Her children just want their mom home.
Was Michelle Von Emster the unfortunate victim of shark attack, or was something more sinister afoot?
Anjette Lyles was known for her good cooking but no one could have suspected the deadly recipes she was brewing up for her loved ones.
The Netflix documentary Making a Murderer grabbed the attention of the world with it's portrayal of convicted murderer Steven Avery as a man who was falsely imprisoned.
One of the most baffling crimes in British history took place in a quiet Liverpool neighbourhood in 1931.
It can be scary to find out that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A few years ago I found out that I was the subject of a bench warrant. I learned a lot from that experience. Here's what to do if you find yourself in that situation.
Nannie Doss killed many people, the last of which was her fifth husband, Samuel Doss. She was probably laughing during—and definitely after—each murder. Hence she got her nickname: the Giggling Granny.
Seven-year-old Karen went missing in 1996. She was taken outside of her apartments, and police think her case is connected to Esther Galaz, who was also taken from her apartment and found murdered in the same area. Karen has not been found.
The Lyons sisters went missing decades ago, baffling the police and instilling fear in the community. While their murderer has been found, their bodies remain missing.
Over the years there has been a call for a national referendum in order to make laws the PEOPLE wanted. There is a good reason why it is not in the Constitution but there are ways around it.
On a frigidly cold night in November 2015, Deanne Hastings vanished. Her disappearance would open a life struggling with bipolar and leave a family with many questions.