Dec 16, 2012
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
I read this mother's post with total compassion and understanding. I have two grown children whose mental illnesses were not diagnosed until after they had gone into crisis. Yes, we can talk all we want about these events, but mental illness is definitely the conversation we need to be having. So many desperate parents in North America are trying to deal with situations that need a LOT of support they seldom receive. Due to financial restraints a lot of supports that used to be there have been cut. Families are paying the price. And, too often, society itself, as witnessed by this week's horrifying events.
I am glad this mother is speaking out. I wish every major newspaper in North America would carry her story. There are people in every town, and sometimes every street who are in over their heads dealing with situations trained professionals find difficult.
My heart goes out to them all, parents, siblings, and the mentally ill child/adult involved. There are few paths more difficult. Plus they love their children. Which makes it all the more heartbreaking a struggle.