An Idaho mom’s blog post on the day of the Connecticut school shooting has gone viral, sparking a national debate on what parents should do with children who have a mental illness. The blog was titled, “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”, in reference to the school shooter.
The writer, Liza Long, goes on to explain how she is terrified of her own 13 year old son, Michael (named changed for article), who is mentally ill. She tells a story of how her son goes into fits of rages and has even grabbed a knife, threatening to kill her and himself.
Some have criticized her writing, saying she is dehumanizing the mentally ill, but she says it was just a cry for help.
She adds that it is easy to talk about guns, but its time to talk about mental illness.
To read her entire blog post, check out: http://thebluereview.org/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother