Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mental illness: a child's demons, a parent's fears and hopes

 A "Father" speaks out on what it is like for families who have adult children living with ''persistent and serious mental illness'.  
  • "All the families I have taught — more than 200 — are deeply grief-stricken. They live with a continual, corrosive fear. They are always hyperalert. They lack support because people fear mental illness and stay away."

Originally published Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM
In the wake of the Cafe Racer shootings, the parent of an adult son with paranoid schizophrenia writes about the heavy burden on families of people with mental illness.
Special to The Times
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