Category Archives: Mental Health – Child

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Generalizations, how they don’t help

We have this saying in the Autism community.  “If you have seen a child with Autism, you have seen A child with Autism.” You have seen one child.  Why one? Because no two kids are exactly alike, including twins. So why would it be any different for an adopted child? David is adopted.  David has,… Continue Reading

cyber bullying

So today, one of the kids told me about this profile on Twitter referencing the athletic district that we live in. Now I could see such a profile existing if it was just referencing the various athletic events in our area.  Sadly this profile is so much more. Trashing people in 140 characters or less… Continue Reading

Annual Christmas Letter and Appeal

Greetings friends and readers. It is with all the joy in my heart that I wish each of you a joyful holiday.  One filled with acceptance of the differences we see in others.  One where our children know how much love we feel in our hearts for them. It is tradition in our home to… Continue Reading

I am homesick – he says

Is it ok for me to be tired of all of this? I’ll be more positive next week. They evidently think that David’s behaviors/anger has nothing to do with his bipolar. They moved him upstairs, he has himself convinced that it is because one of his peers was pounding on the wall. He claims that… Continue Reading

Off Close Watch

David is off close watch. They moved him off the lower level of the residence, and to the main floor.  This allows them to keep a closer eye on him. I miss the little guy. I advised staff that we need to ensure that we are looking at his meds.  While not a cure, they… Continue Reading

a very real fear this Christmas

Just received the weekly report that encompasses all of the week not just the immediate emergence of chronic cases. Today was another “off” day. David destroyed a bunch of recently created Christmas decorations that his peers had made.  Evidently he was upset. He did a number of other things, including trying to run away.  He… Continue Reading

thoughts for today, tomorrow, the future

My goal is to raise awareness. Please, if you read my blog, share it with others. Our beautiful son is not the only child who is struggling with mental illness. There are others out there. So please, share my blog with others that we might work together to raise awareness. Awareness begins with one voice and builds steam from there. I know quite a few parents who have been fighting for their children for a long time, far longer than we have been fighting for Marc. Voice’s get tired. People get tired. So let’s rally the troops.

Mental illness encompasses a broad range of things. Each mental illness is important.

Thank you again for your support. It means the world to my family. To me. Continue Reading

At a loss, with tears rolling.

Dad’s are supposed to be able to fix things. I can’t fix this. I can’t undo the damage caused by a selfish woman who did not think of her unborn child when she proceeded to get herself loaded up on drugs. Continue Reading

It’s not our fault.

Most of my readers know me from facebook.  I am in a number of groups there, and while I would love to list them all here, it would break some aspects of confidentiality for me to do so. What I see most often in the groups that I am a part of is:  “part of… Continue Reading