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A long string of violent acts – A cry for help or criminal behavior?

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She had reason to worry. When her son showed up at her Queens home in May 2009, he beat her, striking her in her face multiple times, and then wrapped an electrical cord around her neck. “Mom, I am going to kill you,” he said, according to court records.

When she passed out, he stole her 2002 Toyota Corolla and fled.

Read more about this tragic situation involving mental illness and criminal behavior, a dilemma many of us (mental health professionals) have trouble connecting and understanding.

Photo credit: Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

   
As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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