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Calvin White is a B.C. essayist and mental health counsellor. His poetry book, We run faster with the deer, was published by Turnstone Press in 2001.

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    Policing mental health

    Twenty-four-year-old Chris Klim was shot to death a little over a year ago, when seven armed men came to his apartment in Vernon, B.C., a town of 40,000. Two men stayed outside the apartment while the leader and four others smashed the door in with a battering ram. Bewildered, Klim stood in his bedroom with a kitchen knife in hand. The armed men shot him twice. According to the forensic report, it was the bullet through his back that killed him.