A mother in Belize City, #Belize  has killed her three children. Sources say the children ages 1, 2 and 3 were killed by drowning. A fourth child, age 6 is reported to have escaped the mother’s killing spree. What could have driven the young mother to take the lives of her children? 

Nobody knows what she was feeling. Postpartum depression is a serious illness. It's time that we confront the dragon, mental illness!

When a tragic killing like this occurs, immediately lines are drawn between the "good" and "bad". It is important that we take a few moments to fully get a grasp on what actually happened. A lot of us are asking how could a mother who maybe looks normal, do this to her own children? She simply must have been insane.

Rather than jump into a great debate let us pray for her, for those who are crying, and the souls of the departed little children.

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."

~Rabindranath Tagore~

#Belize #Postpartum #Depression   #postpartumdepression   #mentalillness   #MentalHealth  

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