The Ethics of Publishing "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"

If you have access to US social media, you've probably seen the blog post, "Thinking the Unthinkable," at least once since last Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Its author, Anarchist Soccer Mom (hereinafter referred to as "ASM"), shares harrowing episodes of life with her gifted but mentally ill 13-year-old son, and her frustrations with a failing mental health system. ...more
@orangeros @maryn It is hard to avoid speculating as to why your ex has no memory of the violent ... more

The Ethics of Publishing "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"

If you have access to US social media, you've probably seen the blog post, "Thinking the Unthinkable," at least once since last Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Its author, Anarchist Soccer Mom (hereinafter referred to as "ASM"), shares harrowing episodes of life with her gifted but mentally ill 13-year-old son, and her frustrations with a failing mental health system. ...more
@Kim Pearson  @orangeros Here is the narrative of someone who was one of "these troubled young ... more

The Ethics of Publishing "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother"

If you have access to US social media, you've probably seen the blog post, "Thinking the Unthinkable," at least once since last Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Its author, Anarchist Soccer Mom (hereinafter referred to as "ASM"), shares harrowing episodes of life with her gifted but mentally ill 13-year-old son, and her frustrations with a failing mental health system. ...more
@orangeros I'm the person whose comment you deleted and I stand by my comment. Both your post ... more

Open Letter re: Children with Mental Illness

Like many of you, I’ve been extremely disturbed by the tragedy that took place Friday. From time to time I’ve followed comments and posts on FB and Twitter regarding the killer’s mental health status and about his upbringing and divorced parents and his Autism. I am defensive. Sad and defensive.As you know, I am the mother of two children with Mental Illness....more
The equation of mental illness with the probability of committing violence is problematic at ... more

Open Letter re: Children with Mental Illness

Like many of you, I’ve been extremely disturbed by the tragedy that took place Friday. From time to time I’ve followed comments and posts on FB and Twitter regarding the killer’s mental health status and about his upbringing and divorced parents and his Autism. I am defensive. Sad and defensive.As you know, I am the mother of two children with Mental Illness....more