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.


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)

As a contrast to the article you posted, here's a poem:

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.