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  •  I found that article chilling (2+ / 0-)
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    emidesu, maven98

    My much older brother was like that.  I lived in fear of him my entire life.  Fifteen years my senior, he terrorized me; threatening my life more than once.  My family refused to acknowledge the danger - even in the face of multiple violent physical attacks.  God help us had he access to a gun.  I remember him looking for one once, running through the house shouting he was going to get my fathers shotgun and kill us all (he forgot to look in the attic).

    Those memories in mind, I was more than distressed to read the comment lines following the article.  Abject stupidity ran rife throughout - that and a complete disregard for both the problems faced and the threat promised.  That womans son is dangerous.  He and that family need help now - not later when the unthinkable has happened.    

    Sorry to hear you face such problems yourself.  There just doesn't seem to be any good answers, does there?  No help till it too late.  I really hope President Obama takes mental illness into consideration when he's feeling his way through what might prevent such incidents in the future.  

    •  I'm sorry you lived though this. (1+ / 0-)
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      The Fat Lady Sings

      I was an adult.  I always worried about how other children in a family might be affected when another sibling is showing behaviour that frightens everyone.  Children aren't capable of comprehending anything other than the fear they experience.  My heart goes out to you.  It is sad in so many ways.

      •  It was horrendous (0+ / 0-)

        I ended up divorcing my entire family over his unchecked behavior, actually.  Dangerous people need intervention of one sort or another.  I really hope change happens this time - the comprehensive sort.

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