Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kentucky families struggle to care for violent, mentally ill children

Cynthia Davies becomes emotional as she and her husband, Dan, talk about seeking care for their violent, mentally ill daughter Lucy, 14. 'I'm getting terrified,' Dan Davies said. 'She is my daughter, but I don't know what to do.' 

Coping with mental illness

In the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, The Courier-Journal details the treatment problems facing families with children suffering from serious and sometimes violent mental problems.
Today: A Western Kentucky couple wrestles with getting proper care for their violently mentally ill daughter.
Monday: A Lexington mother struggles to get help for her adult daughter with schizophrenia.
Davies family deals with mentally ill child: Dan Davies and his wife Cynthia, of Marion, Ky., have sought access to mental health care for their violent child and have been frustrated by the difficult process.
Written by Laura Ungar The Courier-Journal
Reporter Laura Ungar can be reached at (502) 582-7190 or on Twitter @lauraungarcj.
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