As the parent of a child with mental illness (now an adult), who almost isolated himself like the young man at Virigina Tech, and for whom I had to constantly fight for services (often unsuccessfully even in the school system), I am in complete agreement with your column. My heart grieves for the parents of the children who were brutally murdered. Yet, I so sympathize with the family who feels hopeless, lost, and obviously shamed by this. I know how the system works--or does not. If you haven't read Crazy by Pete Earley. He also has a website. Many of the sentiments posted in his "Guestbook" echo your thoughts.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
More Parents write in on Mental Illness and the Virginia Tech Massacre
Posted by Jennifer Roback Morse at 2:54 PM
Labels: mental illness
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