Dec 16, 2012
not a joke
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
I don't know anything about this woman or her situation but it sounds a lot like my cousin's child. For anyone who might read this, do not underestimate what a child with mental illness may be capable of. My cousin's last day alive was the day she walked downstairs to find her adopted daughter - who she tried so hard for so many years (with the help of doctors and her loving husband) to care for - with a hammer in her hand. She raised two other girls (also adopted from other families) beautifully, they are caring intelligent adults. Once the deed was done, everyone's fate was sealed in a much different way than it would have had they put her in some kind of protective environment earlier. Some children are potential killers and must be treated as such. Medication sometimes doesn't help. Sometimes it makes things worse. To anyone in a situation like this, protect yourself, protect your community and most of all protect your child. Obviously a proper metal health facility is the answer but, if that option is not there, it is better to be in jail for not killing someone that killing them.