“Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?”


Pro Publica publishes the story of Mindi, who has never harmed her daughter and is capably raising a son, but authorities took her daughter under a concept sometimes called “predictive neglect.” According to a psychiatrist, Mindy suffered from “a mix of post-traumatic stress disorder — likely, a therapist later said, related to abuse — depression and possibly a kind of ‘mild delusional disorder,'” diagnoses which “do not interfere with her parenting . . .” Four years later, however, Mindi does not have her child back.

Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid? (Pro Publica)

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  1. “predictive neglect.”

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    Predictive neglect…


  2. The back and forth between Rudy’s court-appointed evaluator and his attorney reveal a good example of a powerful, professional opinion having absolutely nothing to do with reality. What was the psychologist thinking? To decide if this person is capable of functioning independently I’ll spend 10 hours not asking him about how he’s actually functioning independently?