The country is struggling to handle the politically charged corruption trial of former President Chen Shui-bian.
Volunteerism stands strong one year later – and has even won support from local authorities normally wary of grass-roots movements.
US envoy Stephen Bosworth is visiting Beijing, Seoul, and Tokyo, after Pyongyang rejected six-party dialogue and threatened to test another nuclear bomb.
A gargantuan task – some 2 million are said to need psychological care – is complicated by stigmas attached to mental illness.
Lin Zhao, who was executed in 1968, challenged history and Mao.