Mom Blog Prompts Discussion of Mental Illness

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BOISE) – A Boise woman’s blog post about the challenges of raising a child with a mental illness is receiving national attention.

In a post titled “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Liza Long gives a personal account of how her family has dealt with mental health issues.

The state set aside $38.4 million for mental health services in 2006, but only $31.2 million for 2013.

State officials fear that resources are already lacking and don’t sufficiently allow for a focus on intervention methods.



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