Some communities have admirably created special courts to help decrease the frequency of contacts between individuals with a mental illness and the criminal justice system. These courts provide treatment plans developed by mental health professionals and resources to improve a person's social functioning.
My grief appears when it needs to appear now that I am open to accepting it. I deal with it by writing and talking to my wife and kids. I also deal with it by trying to help others who are experiencing the incredible difficulties of coping with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Things are better now.