There has been a lot of feedback, both positive and negative, over one mom's perspective of the tragedy in Sandy Hook, CT. She is worried that one day her son could be the individual that everyone is wondering how they commit such a horrific crime. She is scared of him, and feels that she is not getting the help she needs for him and her family:
When I asked my son’s social worker about my options, he said that the only thing I could do was to get Michael charged with a crime. “If he’s back in the system, they’ll create a paper trail,” he said. “That’s the only way you’re ever going to get anything done. No one will pay attention to you unless you’ve got charges.”
I don’t believe my son belongs in jail. The chaotic environment exacerbates Michael’s sensitivity to sensory stimuli and doesn’t deal with the underlying pathology. But it seems like the United States is using prison as the solution of choice for mentally ill people.
You can read the complete article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/16/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother-mental-illness-conversation_n_2311009.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents
Huffington Post also has an article with responses from parents of violent children if you would like to read it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/liza-long-parents-of-violent-children-respond_n_2318002.html
What do you think of her article, do you think she crossed a line in sharing information on her son or has valid concerns about the way mental health is treated in the U.S.?