Re: Mother kills her own children
A personal perspective.
It is not a given that they are mentally ill.
I know loads who are mentally ill like myself.
We would, never, ever, kill our kids or anyone else.
We have PTSD, an avoidance of violence.
We are no threat to anyone, just our own private nightmares, struggling with what we have seen.
The one thing we have all seen is pure evil, very different to mental illness.
Some are just pure evil, they are not mentally ill.
Being mentally ill does not turn you into an abuser or a killer.
You are far more likely to harm yourself than others.
Mental Illness is not an excuse, it is a something invented by Defence Lawyers to get their clients off the hook.
There are some, especially new mothers, with Post Natal Depression, who genuinely cannot cope, and they have my full sympathy.
Child Abusers and Terrorists are not mentally ill and have no sympathy from me at all.
Neither do drunks or druggies.
That is simply not an excuse.
We need to get real on this and react accordingly, not make up excuses for them.