What It Looks Like to Live in Southern Dallas Without Mental Health Help

She was a sweet little girl. Until, year by year, her undiagnosed dyslexia grew so unmanageable that the elementary school child was consumed by anger and then depression.She fell into the wrong crowd, was pregnant at 13 and in trouble with police soon after. By high school, she was in bigger trouble, convicted of driving the getaway car in convenience-store robberies.Now she's in prison, leaving her mother to raise her child and to live with the guilt that she didn't get her daughter the help she needed to cope with acute learning disabilities. The mother, now suffering from depression herself, simply didn't know where to turn.  Continue reading...

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