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Parenting a child who has a mental illness

The Existential Agony of Parenting

Even the most simple moments can seem fraught with danger when your child has mental illness. Read More

Thank you - great article

Thanks for a well written and interesting article. As a parent of a child with similar struggles, I can empathize greatly that sometimes you just do the best you can in a bad situation. Sometimes the choices our loved ones put us in make us pick a not good option instead of a horrible one. I look forward to your future columns.

Good article

Well said. It has been my observation that the current mindset of the legal and social welfare system is one of assuming that the parent(s) are always at fault for any and every anomaly a child exhibits. Seeing abusive parents behind every bush is in itself abusive.

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Liza Long is a writer, educator, mental health advocate and mother of four children, one of whom has mental illness.

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