Speaking Up Helps Break The Stigma of Mental Health.

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I can make a change

I do feel as though my eyes have been opened more, to what is happening around me. That I can make a change. Everyone is human, we all need to take care of each other. We…

Hope

My daughter has a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and ADHD. My son has a diagnosis of ADD. Life can be challenging. Right now, we are in a good place.…

My Children and Mental Illness

I have five children, one of whom no longer lives in my home. My wife and I adopted four children out of foster care and I have one biological child. My four adopted…

My three sons

My parents were foster parents so it was not a surprise when my husband and I decided to adopt our children out of foster care. I felt that I could parent children with…

My Interesting Life

I'm 17 and I have an interesting life. I am a victim of mental illness. I have ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Every morning I wake up and I hope that all of…

Break that Stigma

I think personally it (mental illness) brings sadness that there is still the stigma that comes with issues of mental illness. We need to break that stigma to allow the…

Therapist in Training

I'm a therapist in training and have had children come into our clinic for various reasons ranging from family issues, academic, and personal matters. Bullying can lead to…

So much help for our children.

I'm a mother of my one, and only, daughter who began cutting at the age of 11 years old. She never told me, and didn't want me to know what she was suffering from and…

Talk to someone

Depression. Anxiety. ADD. Bi-polar. Any mental illness is important. Anyone can suffer from these. Especially the child starting their first day in 6th grade. I'm at the…

My daughter has been bullied

My daughter is 8 and has been bullied for a couple of years since kindergarten because of her weight. She has precocious puberty and is also going through all those…

Destroying families

I've watched it (children's mental illness) destroy coherent families, watched it elicit inappropriate responses from all public institutions, further…

I wish there was a way...

I have a few nieces that I believe suffer from depression and substance abuse. I wish there was a way I could tell them it is okay to get help and that I am here to help.…

Normal

Normal is boring!

Always serving

Diagnosed by M.H./M.R. Psychiatrist in Edinburg, Texas as having manic depressive disorder after my "mental breakdown" in 1982. By 1993, my disorder was renamed Bipolar…