Dec 16, 2012
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
Thank you for sharing your personal story. I totally agree with you. As a society, we clearly need to do more to research, educate, treat, and support those with mental illness and their families. Criminalization of the mentally ill is not the answer. It sounds as though you have taken every possible opportunity to protect your son as well as others and get him the treatment that he needs. You have maximized the resources available to you. In my mind, you are not Adam Lanza's mother. If you were, based on the information we have learned, you probably would have known that providing access to a cache of weapons and training in the use of lethal force with those weapons would not have been in your son's best interests, the interests of your family or the interests of his community. My heartfelt wishes for the health and happiness of your family, especially as we try to make sense of this tragedy.