I hope it's okay. This is a very interesting article. (See below) The Richmond Times Dispatch and the Daily Press have been running articles in the past yr on mental illness and state institutions, and the lack of funding. (I posted another one a while back but I think I put in on the Watercooler because it was quite different.) This is one of many, but it really hit home because it's a kid so much like my own, and he's not an adult who's been in and out of prison or who has other special needs, as the newspapers have highlighted in other articles. Of course, I can't guarantee the parents will join us. You know how we all invite people and you can lead a horse to water ... Just from what I've read, I think this kid may have Asperger's. (He may also have bipolar.) I'd love to get those parents online here so we can find out more about their 14-yr-old son's sleep/wake patterns and his early development. They're clearly not worried about their identities! What a sad, desperate story.