Cafe Racer anniversary http://kplu.org en How a person becomes involuntarily committed http://kplu.org/post/how-person-becomes-involuntarily-committed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exactly one year has passed since an angry and unstable man killed four people at Seattle’s </span>Café<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Racer and one more woman near downtown before shooting himself. </span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/search/google/%22ian%20stawicki%22?query=%22ian%20stawicki%22&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ay-awufi-sb8&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ian Stawicki</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was never diagnosed with a mental illness, but he exhibited many of the signs.</span></p><p>When someone is in a mental health crisis, who decides if the or she gets hospitalized involuntarily? Thu, 30 May 2013 20:56:54 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8945 at http://kplu.org How a person becomes involuntarily committed Cafe Racer gunman's father : I 'should’ve kept coming back at it' http://kplu.org/post/cafe-racer-gunmans-father-i-should-ve-kept-coming-back-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For Walt </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stawicki</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the past year has been one of grieving and what-ifs. Exactly one year ago, his 40-year-old son <a href="http://www.kplu.org/search/google/ian%20stawicki?query=ian%20stawicki&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ay-awufi-sb8&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">Ian </a></span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/search/google/ian%20stawicki?query=ian%20stawicki&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ay-awufi-sb8&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=" style="line-height: 1.5;">Stawicki</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, killed himself in West Seattle after fatally shooting five people, including <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/police-2-shootings-seattle-connected-suspect-killed-himself-5-dead-1-wounded">four at </a></span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/police-2-shootings-seattle-connected-suspect-killed-himself-5-dead-1-wounded" style="line-height: 1.5;">Café</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/police-2-shootings-seattle-connected-suspect-killed-himself-5-dead-1-wounded"> Racer</a>.</span></p><p>Stawicki is pleased the Legislature passed a law making it easier to commit someone involuntarily for psychiatric care. He says&nbsp;he and his wife struggled to find the right care for their son, especially after they took a trip and noticed their son had deteriorated. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 8925 at http://kplu.org Cafe Racer gunman's father : I 'should’ve kept coming back at it' Mental illness resources http://kplu.org/post/mental-illness-resources <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live in King County, and you're concerned about a friend or relative's mental state, check out this&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/MentalHealth/Services/CrisisServices/CommitmentServices.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 82, 155);" target="_blank">county website</a><span style="line- Thu, 30 May 2013 10:06:19 +0000 Ashley Gross 8936 at http://kplu.org Mental illness resources 'We weren't going to let something like this stop us' http://kplu.org/post/we-werent-going-let-something-stop-us <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">May 30, 2012 was a beautiful, sunny day. It was also the day when residents and students in North Seattle were told to stay indoors as police searched for the gunman who had opened fire inside a busy </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">café</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>When it was all over, <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/police-2-shootings-seattle-connected-suspect-killed-himself-5-dead-1-wounded">five people had been shot dead</a> and the gunman had taken his own life.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 8861 at http://kplu.org 'We weren't going to let something like this stop us'