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Feel good read of the day: ‘I am Adam Lanza’s mom’

This has been passed around the internet quite a lot over the weekend, and for good reason. In the aftermath of one of the most shocking mass shootings America has ever faced, this is a beautiful, poignant and informative essay by Liza Long (not actually Adam Lanza’s mother), who is the mom of a son struggling with violent mental illness.

Even though each person is different, everyone’s minds and circumstances and lives are different, Liza Long’s story is a good place to begin if you’re looking to try and understand. Also yes, I’m just going to keep posting cute kitten pictures every time I post something about the Sandy Hook shootings.

Read it here


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    Read this and tell me again that mental illness wasn’t a key contributing factor to what happened last week.
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