Monday, August 24, 2015

A mother's mental illness

Fariha Roisin describes her experience growing up in Living With My Mother's Mental Illness. If you have a few minutes, please read it and let me know if your childhood was similar to Roisin's experience. I wonder how many people grew up in similar circumstances that most people don't know about because it's taboo to talk about things like this.

2 comments:

Apple said...

In this recent article about why Millenials don't want to procreate, #2 is a fear of passing down mental issues (#1 is money, of course) http://mic.com/articles/123051/why-millennials-dont-want-kids

As a contrast to the article you posted, here's a poem: https://rainbowgingerbutterfly.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/blueberry-battle-scars/

Regina Rodríguez-Martin said...

Apple, thank you for those two links. I like that poem a lot! As someone who has often wished I'd never been born, I like the idea that my decision not to have kids has been a gift to someone who peacefully got to stay unborn. Brilliant.