SAN DIEGO – A blog post titled “I am the mother of Adam Lanza” has gone viral and has mothers across nation and in San Diego speaking out about what they call a gaping hole in mental health services
A mother claiming her son tried to kill her six years ago told Fox 5 Monday there’s major need for mental health assistance.
“Living with mental illness is a different kind of pain,” an anonymous mother said Monday.
She said her son was diagnosed with oppositional defiance disorder, Autism and a host of other disorders producing bouts of pure rage.
After being attacked with a knife, she turned to the state for help, but the government said she had two choices: testify against her 16-year-old in a criminal case, where he would be sent to jail, or take her mentally ill son home.
After treating her son with anti-psychotic drugs, extensive therapy the mother is still worried that her son is a threat.
The one thing she said keeps his mind in balance is marijuana.