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HBO A Dangerous Son Documentary Trailer

"I Was Afraid of My Son": A New HBO Doc Looks at Children Struggling With Mental Illness

A new HBO documentary will tackle the tough subject of adolescent mental illness. Airing May 7, A Dangerous Son primarily focuses on three families dealing with children's severe mental health issues and violent tendencies, as well as the ways in which the system is not always able to provide the necessary help or treatment — even for those who can afford it.

"He needs more than a mother — he needs some serious professional help," states one mom in the documentary. In another snippet from the trailer, a seemingly exasperated 10-year-old boy says, "I don't know how to control my anger." Watch the sobering trailer for the documentary above.

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