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Patch News Article About Our Story…Mental Health Mom Wages Battle!

By mentalhealthmom | September 24, 2018

https://patch.com/texas/woodlands/mental-health-mom-wages-battle-after-sons-are-misdiagnosed

Finding Out What Is
Actually Isn’t

By mentalhealthmom | May 24, 2018

I am (literally) writing this article during a car ride home from Dallas, TX. to where we live outside of Houston, TX. We have just spent two days at the world-renowned PNP (PsychoNeuroPlasticity) Center in Dallas putting our 11-year old […]

Bipolar vs. Puberty
Round Two

By mentalhealthmom | April 7, 2018

(Note: This is the second article in a 12-part series chronicling my experience as a Mental Health Mom of a Bipolar son going through puberty. If you have not read “Bipolar vs. Puberty Round One’, I encourage you to do […]

The Mental Health Muscle

By mentalhealthmom | March 18, 2018

I recently started working out three days a week (at 6:00am, prayers are welcome!) with a personal trainer. I have had 13 surgeries in the last four years and, as a result, I am overweight and out of shape. I […]

Bipolar vs. Puberty
Round One

By mentalhealthmom | January 5, 2018

Let’s just call it like it is…Bipolar Disorder and Puberty don’t play well together in the sandbox. Not. At. All. They fight ferociously all the time. They butt heads. They throw punches. They go back-and-forth for years, each controlling the […]

Caution: Coddling the Disorder

By mentalhealthmom | January 1, 2018

It was on a Tuesday when the surgeons stopped my son’s heart and put him on a bypass machine. I silently sobbed in the waiting room chair every second, of every minute, of every hour, he was on the bypass […]

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde:
The Mom Behind the Mask

By mentalhealthmom | December 9, 2017

This is for the Child Life Nurse I recently met at Texas Children’s Hospital and for all the other Mental Health Moms who wish they could make the outside world understand how they feel but are afraid to use their […]

When the Neighbors
Never Come Outside

By mentalhealthmom | November 14, 2017

I am one of the lucky ones. One of the lucky ones to live in one of “those” neighborhoods. One of those neighborhoods where everyone on the street genuinely like each other and want to hang out together. One of […]

When the Bully Strikes

By mentalhealthmom | September 14, 2017

It happened on a Thursday. A regular plain-Jane nothing special Thursday. Or so I thought. Except this Thursday would prove to be different than other Thursday’s. This was the Thursday my 10-year old Autistic/ADHD son’s therapist told me my son […]

The Rules of Engagement

By mentalhealthmom | August 4, 2017

In the military, the brave men and women who serve our country follow very strict Rules of Engagement when they enter the battle field. These Rules of Engagement are non-negotiable and are adhered to with the utmost patriotic pride. These […]