Yes there are pity for parents of the mentally ill.  Please do not give them money to buy things. Do not buy them cars or let them use yours.  I know you feel guilty but doing these things may save a life and that life may be yours or another family member of the child you want to help.

Father of Isla Vista victim Christopher Martinez says he will work to stop future tragedies

Richard Martinez says he wants his son’s death to ‘mean something’

jlavelle@thetribunenews.comMay 26, 2014