Sunday, March 21, 2010

I read We've Got Issues, and really liked how Warner portrayed her journey from believing in the secular liberal version of 'those kids just need a spanking and some prayer' to realizing that very few people actually give their children pills just for the fun of it. People think that mental disorders are fun, lovable quirks. No, a quirky child does not fall into deep depressions where the parents live in fear that the child will harm themselves, a quirky child does not set intentional fires, a quirky child does not injure themselves intentionally so badly that they are rushed to the hospital!

We're in denial that children have mental health issues, and with that denial, better care, care that keeps children at home, less restrictive care, is being denied to children that need it.

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