Parents of mentally ill children

United States
January 3, 2007 6:33pm CST
Should parents be help responsible if their underage, mentally ill child kills or hurts someone?
1 response
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I think it depends on the circumstances. If the parents are doing everything they can to help the child, then they should not be. If the parents just let the child do whatever, then yes. Also, the age of the child (mentally) should be considered. If the parents leave a mentally ill child alone, then there needs to be some responsibilyt for them, even if the child is 18, if there mental capapcity is that of a 6 yo, they shouldn't be alone.