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Mental Illness
August 09, 2012 | 11:03 AM

I am going to take a chance and suggest this young man's mother did an excellent job raising her son. She clearly loves him and supports him. She gave her all to him, however, she could not give him a father figure.

My mother suffers from a mental illness and we have had contact with the police when necessary. I am wondering and will inquire whether the police in the area receive training on how to handle people who suffer from mental illness. Ignorance and/or arrogance may have played a role here.

To the mother of this young man, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Explore your rights. Unfortunately, we are a bit behind the times here in Walworth County with handling the mentally ill population. I know as I am not from this area. The last time I tried to help my mom she ended up hurt much more than helped. It almost made her return to the state we came from.

You may be able to find some support in National Alliance for the Mentally Ill... there are online support groups as well.

Genoa City