Per the W.H.O., Mental Disorders affect 1 in 4 in the world
“Let Me Have My Son is based on my personal experience coming to grips with my firstborn son’s struggles with severe mental illness. Daniel has suffered. His family has suffered. Yet all our troubles and heartache shall be redeemed. Of that I am sure. The hope of the resurrection is not a consolation prize; it is the cornerstone of the Christian faith and represents the very heartbeat of our movie.
Let Me Have My Son is not a documentary, nor an effort to promote the latest scientific breakthrough or miracle cure for the scourge of mental illness. Nor is it our intention with the film to stir up controversy for the sake of controversy or advocate for sweeping changes in the mental healthcare system – even where change in the system might be indicated. More than anything else, Let Me Have My Son is intended as a heartfelt expression of the longing we all have as human beings to make sense of our greatest pain and suffering. I can speak from personal experience that medicine alone cannot solve the problem of mental illness. Indeed, if we are looking for doors of healing and understanding to open in this life only, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment beyond words.”
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