The other night I posted about a very hurtful comment someone made about my family. You can read that here. I received a message this morning and this is what it said:
“I’m not sure where to put this, so I’m just going to place it here. I’m the sister of ThyGuyX and I’m again horrified to see what he has said here. We were informed that this was happening this morning by a friend who stumbled upon a alarming rant my brother left on a forum he frequents. I can’t begin to apologize for the actions of my brother, just as I can’t begin for the other sites we found in his web history. The only consolation I can give you is that he will never be allowed to get on a computer on his own anymore (If at all), and that this probably wasn’t intentional (I’m just not sure after the things I’ve seen on other sites). He isn’t himself anymore.
Three years ago he was committed and diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and paranoia. He went from someone who believed that one day we could have world peace, and wrote children stories, too a person that now is highly erratic even with medication and is highly delusional at times. When confronted about what he’s been posting online; he began to rampage that he was spreading the “truth” to the world? He will be getting evaluated by mental health tomorrow to see if he needs to be admitted and his medicine changed or increased.
I’m not saying any of this to make excuses. I would be furious if anyone DARE say the things he said to me, but let alone about my children. My son has mild mental disability with ADHD, and we had to deal with his teacher calling him the R word. I find it sad and ironic that my brother is attacking those who are mentally handicapped, when he himself is mentally ill.”
I’m guilty of being way to quick to judge. I made the assumption this was ignorance without giving any thought to other possibilities. What Rockwood did here takes great courage and I commend her for that but I have told her she has NOTHING to apologize for. Please keep Rockwood and her family in your thoughts and prayers. This has been a lesson for me and I hope for all of you as well.