This is a remarkable story about a mother who struggles with her mentally ill teenager. She cannot find medical help for him. Her story resonates in these post-Newtown days.

I am sharing this story because I am Adam Lanza’s mother. I am Dylan Klebold’s and Eric Harris’s mother. I am Jason Holmes’s mother. I am Jared Loughner’s mother. I am Seung-Hui Cho’s mother. And these boys—and their mothers—need help. In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness.

Articles by Austin Ruse

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