Category Archives: Mental Health

Articles relating to mental health are in this category. Typically they will fall into one of two categories. Yours, or your child’s. Yes, your mental health is important.

Another pleasant visit

We had a pleasant visit with David today.  No issues, no tantrums. Last week after we left he had a period of high activity and needed to be restrained. They were afraid he would hurt himself or someone else.  Since then, no problems. Nearly every week I hear how good he is doing. If he… Continue Reading

A win, no matter how you look at it

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with David.  In addition to having Christmas with him, we also had his monthly staffing with the facility staff where he lives. Mostly positive reports. David continues to be all over the place with his energy levels and behaviors.  By all reports, he is doing very well in school. Last… Continue Reading

A watershed moment

yesterday, Friday, was something of a watershed moment for us.  We realize that we are one day closer to moving David to another state for the ongoing care and treatment of his multifaceted mental illness.  On Monday, December 23, we will have our last monthly staffing meeting for David. On Monday, December 23, we will… Continue Reading

A pleasant visit

Yesterday we had the opportunity to see David, like we do every weekend.  The visit started out rather rocky, with him copping an attitude about food. Seems that the cottage residents made brownies and he was afraid he wouldn’t get any. Watched a movie, mom and dad worked on some craft things.  The best part… Continue Reading

MRI, EEG, no communication

Dear readers… Last month you may remember reading about David having a seizure.  The psychiatrist put it down to his medication.  As a result of my demands, they sent him to a neuro-psychiatrist.  The neuropsych doctor ordered an EEG and a MRI. Staff was instructed to keep parents informed about the testing dates so that… Continue Reading

Mental Illness and magic

So it seems like the residence where David is has this belief that after 1 year his issues should go away. If only mental illness worked that way. You know how it is.. on day 364, mental illness is still raging.  on day 365, it is magically gone. yeah, that’s the ticket. Got an email… Continue Reading

A letter to my son. David.

David, As I write this I am faced with the reality that you are being moved further from our home.  From your family. I wish that things could be different. David, you have a multifaceted mental illness.  As a result of this, we do not feel that it is safe for you to live at… Continue Reading

David is worried

David called. I could sense the worry in his voice. The first thing he asked about was what goals he needed to have so that he could stay at his current location rather than being moved to the new facility.  Rather than going elsewhere, he would rather come home. David is still too volatile to… Continue Reading

Facility Transfer and Medication Changes

Today we had our visit with David.  He was uncooperative at first.  So mom and I explained to him that his transfer to a facility out of state is pending. He asked us why. So we explained that since he is not listening, not working his program, antagonistic to his peers and generally uncooperative, that… Continue Reading

Bed Available!

Today, we received notification from David’s current residential placement that there is a bed open at another facility. Evidently, David has been accepted at this other facility, and we have to call them. Now.  we haven’t made application to the other facility. So I called the other facility and asked how they can accept David… Continue Reading