What Causes the Behavoir: Teenager Angst or Mental Illness?

When a teenager has a mental illness the fear, at least for me, is when they misbehave, is it just them being a teenager or is this a issue with their mental illness.  I sometimes feel trapped by her behavior and afraid that my punishment will push her down that black hole yet again.  

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Shhhh…. It’s a Secret.

I was only married about two years when my father-in-law made the comment, “People with depression have too much time on their hands.  If they kept busy, they wouldn’t be so depressed.”  It was then I knew that I would keep our family history of mental illness a secret.  And when I was diagnosed with […]

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Let’s Start… Before the Beginning

I know that sounds odd that I am starting before the beginning, but family medical history is important!  I never realized how important until I was a mother with children suffering from mental illness.

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