I almost retweeted that story "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" from Gawker. It's a powerful story in response to the Sandy Hook school shootings from a mother of a child with mental problems and violent tendencies.
Or is it?
Apparently, the mother who wrote this is herself a bit crazy, making her post look a bit made up.
More importantly, the mental ill aren't necessarily violent (being more likely to be victims of violent crimes than perpetrators), and few who commit these shooting sprees showed signs of mental illness ahead of time (as this article explains). Rather than a good discussion of mental health in America, this is just stigmatizing the mentally ill.
Since I got suckered into this meme myself, I thought it's a good example to remind people that when something seems to contain so much Truth that compels you to forward it on, it's probably bunk. There are two sides to every argument, so few things actually contain that much Truth. Rather than jumping on the bandwagon, we should engage that tiny critical thinking part of our brain.