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View Diary: "I Won't Mess Up Anymore!", a desperate child pleads (Updated) (151 comments)

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  •  There are in every society mentally ill people. (0+ / 0-)

    They usually need special care.  What the parents did here is criminal, but the wider issue here is services for this child and his parents to help the whole family.  Also there is so much stigma with mental illness issues that it is still difficult to reach out when there are services available.  This is a complex situation and requires alot of intervention on many levels of social life.  Any time you feel yourself entranced with a quick fix like let's just punish the parents, etc.  think again.  We need more development of overall services for this child and his family and community than the punitive intervention by itself offers.  

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