A confrontational counter-blast to Liza Long's much-shared piece, "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" has going viral in response. Posted at thegirlwhowasthursday's blog, the new piece, "You Are Not Adam Lanza's Mother" chastises the Boise-based mom for dehumanizing the mentally ill, who are statistically much more likely to be the victims of crimes than the perpetrators. Among other things, the essay notes that Long's son is presented solely as a problem, than antipsychotic and antidepressant medications are not designed for children, and that Long criticizes the stigma against the mentally ill but also reinforces it by linking mental illness and violence. Commenters have responded strongly to the piece, with some calling it judgmental or insensitive, while others praise it as a voice of reason. [Source]
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