Lanza’s dad: ‘He would’ve killed me in a heartbeat’

CapnPegleg

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ETA better link: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/03/17/140317fa_fact_solomon?currentPage=all
 

Mark Barrington

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ETA better link: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/03/17/140317fa_fact_solomon?currentPage=all
Kind of heartbreaking to read that. I've experienced mental illness in my own family, and it's almost impossible to comprehend how difficult it is to deal with, but my family's troubles were trivial in comparison to those faced by the Lanza family. I was struck by this passage:

The ghouls never take a vacation.
 

Melbury's Brick

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You have to feel for parents in this situation. Most will adapt to their son or daughters condition even if it's worsening. What do you do? Risk losing your child by reporting changes in their condition, or let it ride knowing that most mentally ill people will never do what Lanza did? It must be a hellish situation.
 
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