Monday, August 6, 2012

Mental Health Week



I'm taking a Mental Health week guys. Hope you will forgive me for bowing out. One of my children has several psychological problems and some days I'm good at handling it and others I'm not. I've had some consecutive "not good days" and at the same time am getting the run around trying to find the right professional to help my child (since the previous one did not) and spending a good amount of time on the phone re-telling my child's symptoms to everyone who will listen.


Hopefully it will just be a week. It's hard to think of funny things when you're just trying to keep your head above water. So thank you for your patience and I will return hopefully next week.


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10 comments:

  1. Sending thoughts and prayers to you Julie!

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  2. Good luck and lots of love and strength for you in this difficult time. We'll be here when you come back!

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  3. Sending good thoughts your way!!

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  4. I read your purple blog. If what you describe with your little girl is what I feel. Keep on fighting the good fight. I waited until I was 22 to get help. It takes lots of phone time and trial and error but one day you will find the missing puzzle piece. It feels like you are falling and you can't stop it until your parachute opens. Good luck to you and your family!

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    1. Cierra, thank you so much for sharing. I desperately hope to get help for my daughter before the teenage years so she doesn't have to find help on her own. There's other, more shocking behavior that I didn't even mention on my purple blog, for her privacy, but we desperately need help. You said it exactly. We're falling, waiting for the parachute to open. We're in survival mode, making sure she is constantly supervised. I feel bad that I have to enlist my 8 and 12 year old sons with the supervision when I have an appointment or have to go to the bathroom or shower, but they are being good sports about it. We're seeing a pediactric psychiatrist next Friday for a 3 hour assessment and hopefully will move on from there. It means the world to me to hear from adults who have struggled as well. Thank you.

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  5. Prayers to you! Good people who care and want a solution is the most important step. I'm glad your family realizes that it's better to build children, then to repair adults. Hugs.

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  6. I have a daughter with PTSD. It was not treated until she was 12. (Hers was brought on by other events that occured when she was 7). I know what I went through is not the same, but on some level I understand. It does take a toll on the entire family. It does it better. Good luck to your family.
    LA in TX

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