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A Life Destroyed By Mental Illness

So much if this family's story is my family's story. I have a sibling severely effected by mental illness and had many of the same symptoms as Evan. We are grateful she made it through the toughest times and is still with us, at times the road was so rough and there is no explanation as to why my sister is still here and Evan is not. My heart was breaking for this family. We can do better for people who are in so much pain. Mental illness is underfunded and under researched. And although the studies tell us that an institutional model doesn't work (and is at times, inhumane) we continue to treat mentally ill people using that model. My love to you, Shelly and to your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

July 23, 2013 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )