I have posted clips from Dr Phil before. Some may find them controversial or sensationalist but they certainly show parts of life we might otherwise not know about.
This “exclusive interview with the mother who attempted to kill herself and her autistic daughter”, originally aired September 15th 2014, tells the story of a woman who believed she had a “pretty normal reaction to a really horrifically abnormal situation”. It is hard to disagree that her situation was a terrible one: a daughter who might hit her 50 – 100 times a day, knocked her unconscious at least twice and hospitalised her; requests and plans for help that were turned down or unsuccessful. Dr Phil establishes here the difference between understanding and endorsing. Nevertheless, it remains a deeply troubling clip to watch and one that some will find too disturbing. Continue reading