In a desperate cry for help, one mother has written a powerful essay about her mentally-ill son and his violent tendencies in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy. As parents prepare for the wrenching task of burying 20 first-graders and six adults killed at the hands of 20-year-old Adam Lanza on Friday morning, Liza Long has opened up about the overwhelming struggle she faces in caring for her 13-year-old mentally ill son. Whilst speculation about Mr Lanza´s potential mental instability grows, the mother of four from Boise, Idaho, says she fears her own son could one day
So vital this mom has the courage to write about her son... and the Internet and Rush have picked it up...
"Mrs Long goes on to explain that Michael is yet to be correctly diagnosed by the legion of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and school counselors who have treated him."
Could he be over-diagnosed or over-treated...
So grateful my son grew up on a farm where he had chores morning, noon, and night, learned who the boss was before he could walk, but spent hours exploring the streams and woods on his horse or a bicycle with friends... Plus he went to a school that mirrored our family values...
...I read the posting yesterday and immediately realized she was doing one thing ABSOLUTELY right and one thing ABSOLUTELY wrong. Taking your threatening child to the hospital or getting the police involved is extremely difficult to follow through on. IT IS A MUST. I credit Ms. Long for that. Unfortunately, her reliance on the utopian hope that, "with her better funding for mental health attitude things could improve", will doom her child and their relationship. The Mental health system is just as ignorant and arrogant as any other bureaucracy. The DMV would do know worse at managing adolescent mental health. Her exhaustion is evident in her comfort in mentioning the use of Zyprexa. Ms. Long needs to understand her child´s best hope is completely determined by her gaining an authoritative knowledge of his condition. She must not look for resolution, this is not a finite issue; rather, she must seek to manage her child´s improvement so as to recognize opportunities for adjustments. She must become expert on therapies and drugs so as to be able to evaluate the competence of doctors and the appropriateness of suggested therapies and drug regiments. I refer to it as the "Lorenzo´s Oil" method. Rest assured, Susan Saradon is my least favorite but that story is analogous to what each parent of any child with a mental disorder must endure.
#3 makes an extremely important point. If you have a loved one with any medical condition you must become expert in treatment options or you´re at the mercy of an uncaring bureaucracy. It can make the difference between maximum quality of life or suffering and death. Obamacare will only make things worse.
#5, in the article, there is a family picture with faces blurred except for the mother and son in question...and it looks like there is a father in the picture, at least at that time. Although she doesn´t mention him, are we he´s not in his sons life?
As she writes, this is NOT a gun controlk issue, it is a mental health issue. This child and Lanza, having shown VIOLENT TENDENCIES should have been in a mental facility for life. Yes, that is a tough statement but that is what we USED to do.
THen came Teddy Kennedy and the ACLU. Look it up, the two of them sued and legislated away that possibility because to them, the rights of Lanza FAR OUTWEIGHED the rights of the children. By them, it was argued that they had the same rights to walk freely among us as did any mentally healthy person. This gave us the conditions for this horrible assault.
And where was one of these long term facilitied located?
RUSH: Well, we may as well stick with this silly budget stuff, ´cause there are a couple of points to be made about it. But it, too, is just part of the daily script of the daily media narrative that´s coming out of Washington. This government´s gonna run whether they get a budget done or not; everybody knows it. Government isn´t gonna shut down. There isn´t any mood to shut down the government. If it does shut down, there´s not any mood to reform it, not right now, for a whole host of reasons. I was watching CNN during the break.
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RUSH: Tab in Salt Lake City, great to have you on the program. Hello. CALLER: Yes. Exponential dittos from Salt Lake City, Rush. So glad I got in. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: I wanted to tell you something that has not been advertised in any of the national news in regards to Obamacare, and that is the price increase on my medications. I´m 52 and disabled. I fell 20 feet from a tree. I have no disks between my L3-4, a shattered foot into 62 pieces, a torn meniscus. Anyway, my medications went up from -- this is two months ago
Mike Huckabee today ended his daily radio show heard on 200 stations across the nation, the first obvious sign that he is considering another presidential bid in what is shaping up to be a jammed 2016 GOP primary. He has hosted the “Mike Huckabee Show” on Cumulus Media since April 2012, but said that it takes up to nine hours a day to prepare. “As for the new endeavors, at this time, it would best for me to say, ?Stay tuned!´" he wrote on his Facebook page. Supporters won´t have to wait long. On Friday, he is participating in a “Pastors and
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RUSH: "Congressional staffers were warned Wednesday not to rely on information provided by the Obamacare exchange website, in an e-mail alert informing them they might not be enrolled for coverage even if they technically signed up." Congressional staffers told not to rely on information. What about the rest of us, then? "The ´very important´ message, sent to Capitol Hill officials Wednesday afternoon, is the latest sign that the government has concerns about the reliability of the system." No kidding. They only get concerned when members of Congress can´t sign up or when they can´t rely on information provided by the exchange
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When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
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