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Blessings In The Midst Of My Child’s Mental Illness

I know many of you are thinking how on earth can a “Mom” put the word “blessing” and “mental illness” in the same sentence. I thought that too, until it had become apparent that I had changed for the better through this experience with my child’s mental health challenges. Let me make it clear; I am by no means saying, “mental illness is a blessing.” It would be so unfair and incorrect to make such a bold statement.  However, in...

Back To School with Mental Health Issues – The Pain is Real

As I sit in my comfortable chair outside, listening to the bird’s chirp I think to myself; life today is not bad. It feels smooth, easy and comfortable. I relish in the fact that today, school is starting back, and it is no longer a part of my world. I consciously make a decision to ignore those old feelings of what it used to be like struggling to get a child to school. I say to myself, “not this year;”...