I am so with Smilelari on this.
Milking it or not. Attention seeker or not. This situation is exactly what we need to be learning more about.
Mother's are only human. Our children are only human. Love can be as unconditional as ever but that doesn't heal what our children may be dealing with inside that could eventually boil over and affect more than just themselves. Idk what the solution would be, but yes, more help needs to be available for parents who can clearly see something is wrong but the help needs to be provided prior to something actually occuring.
What I am very saddened about regarding the whole 'mental illness thing' is that I hate for any negativity to be reflected upon the autistic community. I don't care if this blogger just released the fact that her kid has some type of mental illness, we need to figure out how to better help those with and without a diagnosed form of mental illness, with or without an actual mental handicap. Again, still don't know what help is needed. More accessible/affordable counseling? I have no clue.
I hate this. This is terrible. But the world is what it is and we have to learn to deal with it in the best way possible and learning from mother's who might be dealing with children more extreme than normal may help future parents/children get more help to stop more of these things from happening.
I am not sure if I even made any sense with what I have typed. This tragedy has me so effed up in the head. I feel horrible for everyone and it's bringing out some of the worst in people right now - feeling a loss of faith in their god, humanity, whatever. This juuuuust sucks.