Author: Megan Levy and Melissa Davey
Date: 18 December 2012
Article Link: http://www.theage.com.au/world/anarchist-soccer-mum-prompts-mental-health-debate-after-comparing-son-to-school-shooter-20121218-2bkjp.html
A mother's anguished account of her experience raising a mentally ill teenage son has been both praised and panned following the Newtown school massacre, with some critics questioning her fitness to be a parent after comparing her own child to a mass murderer.
The chief executive of mental health carers organisation ARAFMI NSW, Jonathan Harms, said people with a mental illness were generally more likely to be victims of harm than to commit it.