Articles

They All Bleed The Same

By mentalhealthmom | July 12, 2017

On the 4th of July, my family went to a friend’s house for a barbecue. About 15 minutes after we arrived, my 11-year old son Adam slipped and fell by the pool and smacked the back of his head on […]

Grieving the Living

By mentalhealthmom | May 17, 2017

As a mom who has children with Mental Health Disorders, it has taken me many years in therapy to say what I am about to say. I even have a pit in my stomach right now as I am typing […]

The Drug Maze

By mentalhealthmom | March 8, 2017

When I was little, I remember my mom teaching me how to do those fun little mazes you see in puzzle books. On paper, the starting point of the maze is always clearly identified. The end goal, the finish line, […]

The Decision to Homeschool

By mentalhealthmom | February 20, 2017

Okay, here’s the deal. I am 99% sure I am certifiably NUTS! I chose to pull my 11-year old (5th grade) Bipolar son and my 10-year old (4th grade) Autistic son from their wonderful, amazing public elementary school and start homeschooling […]

Psychosis…
You Are Not My Friend

By mentalhealthmom | December 1, 2016

Psychosis, you are not my friend. You are not loving, caring, giving or kind You are selfish, dark, and manipulate the mind You create what is not real Terror is what you want us to feel You prey on children […]

What is Normal?

By mentalhealthmom | November 8, 2016

In a recent conversation with my husband, he said something that really stuck…and stung. He said, because we have children with Mental Health Disorders (one Autistic son, one Bipolar son), we need to constantly stop and ask ourselves if we […]

The “L-Word”

By mentalhealthmom | October 17, 2016

I grew up always knowing the “L-Word” referred to love. That was until October 4, 2016 when the doctor told me my 11-year old Bipolar son needed to start taking Lithium. From this day forward, the “L-Word” will forever mean […]

A Lesson for Society

By mentalhealthmom | October 3, 2016

Dear Society, I am not a teacher and you are not my students but, if I was and you were, today’s lesson would be on understanding what every person’s role should be in learning how to embrace children with Mental Health […]

Living in the Present Tense

By mentalhealthmom | September 14, 2016

It happens to drug addicts. It happens to alcoholics. It happens to sex addicts. It happens to women in abusive relationships. It is happening to me… I am reaching a point in my life where I realize I am embracing a normal that is […]

Bahahahaha!

By mentalhealthmom | September 6, 2016

My boys are all about playing video games. Sometimes I feel my life is like a variety of video games… Most of the time, I feel like I am playing Whac-A-Mole. Every time a crisis pops up, I do my […]