I've heard mentioned a few times, both in academic psychology classes, and I think even on this site, that the depressed have a somewhat more accurate picture of reality. Also I know several people who suffer from psychosis, all of whom I consider to be extremely intelligent. I have a biased view, since as an intelligent, somewhat mentally ill person, I may have a higher opinion of such people and also interact more with such people. But I am almost offended that the mentally ill would be put down on here. C'mon people!
As for medication... I do not really like the idea of it. Even health professionals will sometimes voice negative opinions of a lot of medications. They might get rid of some aspects of you, but like anti-biotics, if you suppress the 'bad' you will also suppress the 'good', and ultimately fix nothing unless you take the right initiative yourself. Also, I believe medications are mostly aimed at combatting positive symptoms rather than negative ones, so if illness is preventing you from motivating yourself to go through the woodworks of life... then medications are not likely to help, I don't think. They might stop overly negative emotions, delusional thoughts, because they just suppress such things.
Also, as for the article that the topic is about, can I just get clarified... did she get shot AFTER SHE LEFT HER CAR???