http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-16/man-dies-in-police-custody-in-nsw/3776656 Yesterday a man who suffered mental illness - most probably chronic depression (like me) - died in police custody. Why was he in custody? For self harm. Obviously he needed help at a hospital. Why was he in a police station? He had not broken any laws. He was simply suffering the effects of an ILLNESS - something he could not help. Yet he was treated like a criminal, arrested and left to die? This is almost what happened to me when the police got involved. You wouldn't call the fire-brigade if you had food poisoning. Don't call the police if you are suffering a mental illness. They are not doctors and will treat you like a criminal, as above.