Friday, July 24, 2009
New revelations about the mental “treatment” of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho are surfacing today after the surprise discovery of his mental health records in the home of the former university psych doctor who treated him. These mental health records — which have not yet been made public — have been missing since the shooting took place. Dr. Robert C. Miller, we now know, took the records home and secretly kept them there, avoiding telling police about their location. They were only found during a document discovery phase of a pending trial.
The fact that these records were taken from the university, then hidden in the home of the psych doctor who treated the victim, and then were not even found by a Governor-appointed commission (which never even bothered to interview Dr. Miller) seems almost unbelievable.
Parents of the shooting victims feel the same way. “Deception comes to my mind in my first response,” said parent Suzanne Grimes in an AP article. “It gives me the impression, ‘What else are they hiding?'”
“What information is in those records?” asked parent Lori Haas. (Her daughter was also wounded in the shootings.)
“The words that come to mind are coverup, collusion, obstruction,” said parent Mike Pohle in a Washington Post report. (His son was also killed in the incident.) “I’m spinning. Who knows what could be in those records?” he asked.
In 2007, when the university was conducting an exhaustive search for the records, Dr. Robert C. Miller claimed he didn’t know where they were. Virginia State Police are now investing whether a crime was committed by Dr. Miller. (Removing mental health records and hiding them in your home is, indeed, a crime.)
But this isn’t even the most shocking part of this story…
Dr. Robert C. Miller was part of the incident response team
Through documents acquired through the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.CCHR.org) NaturalNews has learned that Dr. Robert C. Miller served as a “substitute Incident Commander” for the response team dispatched to deal with the aftermath of the April 16 shootings. This information is confirmed through Dr. Miller’s own resume, in which he lists the incident under the heading, “Administrative, Consultation and Leadership Experience.”
Specifically, page 7 of a resume document available through the American Psychology Association website www.APAPO.com reveals the following resume items for Dr. Miller: [emphasis added]
2002-2006 Led transition of psychiatry service to Cook Counseling Center from Schiffert Student Health. Added nurse practitioner and LPN to staff and instituted “Pharmacy Connection” program to provide medication to students unable to pay for prescription medications
2002-2006 Coordinated bringing ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) program to Virginia Tech to train faculty and staff in suicide prevention
2002-2006 Member, Schiffert Student Health Leadership Team
2002-2006 Member, Division of Student Affairs Administrative Team
2004 Member, Search Committee, Director Schiffert Student Health Center
2004 Liaison to ULifeline, online suicide prevention for college students
2005 Chair, Search Committee, Chief of Staff Division of Student Affairs
2005 Member, Campus and Workplace Violence Policy Task Force, Virginia Tech
2006 Founded Chapter of “Active Minds” at Virginia Tech (national student leadership development program to increase awareness about mental health issues on college and university campuses). Collaborated with Psi Chi, Department of Psychology and Counselor Education to develop program.
This article was posted: Friday, July 24, 2009 at 3:08 am