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B.C. government removed girl from mother with mental illness

Mom had breakdown after spending months on waiting lists for treatment

A Vancouver mother who has a diagnosed mental illness is speaking out about how her daughter was taken away from her by the B.C. government after she had a breakdown.

"My daughter came barrelling out of the social worker's meeting [after being told she was being sent away] crying and throwing herself at me," said Adrienne Lindsay.

"I've never hit my child. I've never yelled at my child. It just seemed so ludicrous," she said. "I've always been proud of how good of a mother I am."

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