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A List That's Hard To Look At: Stapleton Not The Only One

My recent piece discussing what we could learn from Kellie Stapleton, a mother accused of trying to kill her daughter with autism and herself, inspired me to research other similar cases.

Here is what I found after a brief online search. This list is not comprehensive, and certainly can't begin to quantify the much larger number of caregivers who think about ending either their lives, or the lives of their children, or both.

Frances Victory

Sleepaway Camp: Fun For the Camper, Respite For His Family

The other day, I had a vague sense that I was supposed to be doing something; that I’d forgotten something. I glanced down at my watch: 2:10 p.m., and I panicked. Ben takes his afternoon meds at 2:00 p.m. But I don’t have to give Ben his meds because he is away at camp for the month.

Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

When A Meltdown Lasts Five Hours, A Mom Needs More Than A Break

I need a break. Every mom says that. But my doctor also says this about me.

Rabbi Rebecca Schorr
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