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'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother': A Mom's Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America

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According to Mother Jones, since 1982, 61 mass murders involving firearms have occurred throughout the country. Of these, 43 of the killers were white males, and only one was a woman.
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Friday's horrific national tragedy -- the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut -- has ignited a new discussion on violence in America. In kitchens and coffee shops across the country, we tearfully debate the many faces of violence in America: gun culture, media violence, lack of mental health services, overt and covert wars abroad, religion, politics and the way we raise our children. Liza Long, a writer based in Boise, says it's easy to talk about guns. But it's time to talk about mental illness.

Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants. "I can wear these pants," he said, his tone increasingly belligerent, the black-hole pupils...

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This is the best thing anyone could have written o... by Cheri Roberts on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:56:37 AM
Very touching.  Now, if we good, kind, loving... by Sister Begonia on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:03:25 AM
And this mother's thinking is a very large part of... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 11:16:42 AM
This mother putting her trust in the so-called exp... by Chris Cook on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 2:42:55 PM
This mom's article is absolutely correct... by Eric Lucas on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 2:58:37 PM
Very well said. Thank you for staying on topic of ... by Cheri Roberts on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 3:20:16 PM
You are welcome.... by Eric Lucas on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 6:51:19 PM
It is the father's responsibility to make sure chi... by Ken Stevens on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 4:24:02 PM
to remember the Reagan inauguration, and the mass ... by John Reed on Sunday, Dec 16, 2012 at 6:19:05 PM
There is controversy being spread about the writer... by Cheri Roberts on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 3:22:16 AM
I support a single payer health care system that i... by Philip Pease on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:00:14 AM
Philip that is very well said and succinctly so.... by Cheri Roberts on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:00:47 PM
The mother and writer of this article will be on C... by Cheri Roberts on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 6:02:09 PM
We have come to expect and even accept domestic vi... by Gary Brumback on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 6:02:22 PM
have filled up, or will fill up, all the volunteer... by Daniel Geery on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 7:20:33 PM
I have treated Adam Lanza, male and female, yo... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:41:58 PM
They told me that I could not do that and that t... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:43:49 PM
You see, I am old enough to have learned my craf... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:44:46 PM
I have met and held Adam Lanza's mother in my ar... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:45:33 PM
We know of absolutely no chemical imbalance to a... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:48:30 PM
I must presume that this Adam Lanza was not only... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:49:29 PM
There is a time to say NO.  That time has a... by Rima E Laibow MD on Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:54:34 PM
Dr Rima E Laibow MD also made an "I am Adam Lanza'... by Ralph Fucetola JD on Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 11:54:21 AM