Lynn Czarniecki

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Mental Help

by Lynn Czarniecki 07-01-2013

Thank you for printing the excerpt “‘This Doesn’t Go Away’” (June 2013) from Troubled Minds, by Amy Simpson. As the mother of a young woman challenged daily by two mental disorders, I can assure you that Simpson speaks the truth about mental illness. It never goes away. People with mental illness cannot “snap out of it” or just “learn to cope with it.” They need what many do not get: expert diagnosis, medication, and therapy.