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David Kaczynski talks about Unabomber's mental illness

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HELENA (AP) -- Ten years after his brother, Ted was arrested in Lincoln on suspicion of being the Unabomber, David Kaczynski says the signs that Ted suffered from mental illness were there since both were children.

Now in his mid-60s, Ted Kaczynski is serving a life sentence for a series of package bombings that killed three people and injured 23, beginning in 1978. But in those childhood years, David Kaczynski says mental illness wasn't something people talked about, and it definitely wasn't a label you would attach to a family member. That's what Kaczynski told about 500 people, attending the Montana State Conference on Mental Illness in Helena.

The conference wraps up today. It's aimed at educating mental health-care professionals, and members of the public, about the challenges facing mental health care in Montana.

(By KHQ Local News and The Associated Press)

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