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)