Can I tell you something. Got to tell you one thing. If you expect the freedom that you say is yours prove that you deserve it. Help us to preserve it or being free will just be words and nothing more.
Kansas, 1974

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Siblings and Mental Illness

There are all kinds of challenges in raising autistic children. One is trying to do right by your typical children while you try to help your autistic children. The stakes are so high for both sets of children. The story below hit rather close to home for me. I don't want my daughter to tell a story like the one below.
Siblings of the Mentally Ill Often Feel Forgotten

The devastating effects of mental illness have been well documented in films, books and academia. But until recently there has been little said about the sisters and brothers of the mentally ill. Now, researchers are starting to look at what they're calling the "well sibling" syndrome.

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