Mental Health, Self Care, Depression, Anxiety

A NOTE FOR MOMS DEALING WITH INCARCERATED CHILD

It’s painful to know their story…

Mass incarceration crisis in US is known to everyone and while everyone is interested to know the frequency and number of people incarcerated, very few people think about families and communities they leave behind. The emotional weight of losing your child and seeing him/her behind the bars shatters the mothers and family emotionally. This emotional weight gets heavier because of added responsibility of financially supporting, caregiving and maintaining the household.

The atmosphere in the prison is strict as anything. Ask those mothers, who satisfy themselves with one monthly phone call from their incarcerated child. ‘It gives peace to know that he is surviving’, this is what mothers have to say! While mothers feel broken from inside but they never stop to inject their child with encouragement and faith in God to never give up!

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