Mother Off Her Rocker
Anything that involves children scares me completely. I have to wonder if the mother had a history of depression and suicidal attempts. If so, I think she should have limited parental rights and an evaluation.
This I say with reason, I have manic depression. I've had it since I was 17. I manage my feelings naturally (no chemicals and no pills) and my husband is very supportive of me and is always willing to listen when I need to talk. However, my depression will never reach as far as my kids. I do have nightmares about people taking them away. Every time, I wake up crying. It is one of the many reasons why the schools don't hear about my position. I'm too scared.
I hope with all that is good that the child is okay. She must be mortified by the incident. For me, all I would want to do as the father is hold my child. I am not so much thinking of the mothers condition. As I'm too upset at her actions.