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A woman set herself on fire in a suicide attempt Tuesday afternoon at U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis’ West Side office, authorities said.
About 3 p.m., the 43-year-old woman entered the office at 2746 W. Madison St. She drank hand sanitizer, poured it on herself and set herself on fire in an attempt to kill herself, according to Chicago Police. She suffered burns and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
“To me, it’s an obvious case of mental illness,” Davis said. “It’s a reaffirmation of the tremendous need for additional mental health services in our community.”
She drank hand sanitizer, poured it on herself and set herself on fire in an attempt to kill herself
originally posted by: nOraKat
uuuhhhh.. wouldn't a good question be why she did that? Nobody talks about it in the article or your post..
'To me, it's an obvious case of mental illness,' Davis told Chicago Sun-Times. 'It's a reaffirmation of the tremendous need for additional mental health services in our community.'
Davis said he was told that the woman entered the office and began picking up various items around the room. Eventually, the woman was told to stop picking up staff members’ things and was told the police would be called if she didn’t listen.
Davis said that at least once a day a person with a mental illness, who is homeless or is addicted to drugs, stops by his office. His staff frequently works with area homeless shelters, mental health organizations and hospitals to help people get into treatment.
Anthony Rizzo Pens Heartfelt Letter to Young Cancer Patient “I’ve driven people myself” to get drug treatment, Davis said.