learning disabilities · Mental Illness

A Lesson In Sacrifice

After every institutionalization we would try our best to get back into a routine.  There was always a little bit of apprehension about returning to school, what to tell the other kids when they asked where she had been. She would be eager to get back to her routine as well, she missed her teachers… Continue reading A Lesson In Sacrifice

Mental Illness

Institutions and facilities for young mentally ill children

The process for getting a mentally ill child into treatment is so long and drawn out.  There’s no mercy because they are children, no greater compassion. the process is exhausting, especially for the caregivers.  We’ve been through this process now three times in six months.  Every hospitalization has been so exhausting on us as a… Continue reading Institutions and facilities for young mentally ill children

learning disabilities · Mental Illness

Knowing where to start when your child has multiple issues

Like most children I suppose, Ranee is like a puzzle.  There are so many components to her, many issues that we are working on sorting out. Long before Ranee’s mental health issues began, we started exploring her learning capabilities.  It has been a very long difficult process trying to get clear answers.  It seems like… Continue reading Knowing where to start when your child has multiple issues

Mental Illness

A Letter To The Mean People, Quieting The Voices

Ranee was diagnosed with anxiety and depression with psychosis.  Which was different from the original diagnosis we got from the first institution.  Everyone says she’s complex, and they’re still trying to really sort out what’s going on with her. It was also noted that she has a very low self-esteem. The diagnosis was heartbreaking.  My… Continue reading A Letter To The Mean People, Quieting The Voices

Mental Illness

She’s Fine, She Just Hears And Sees Imaginery People

There is such a stigma about mental health, we hear so many stories about people with mental health issues that have been untreated, or gotten lost in the system only to end up in terrible situations.  There is a mask that people with mental illness wear not wanting to let people into the fact that… Continue reading She’s Fine, She Just Hears And Sees Imaginery People

Mental Illness

The day my daughters mind broke

We had a great weekend, spent time with friends and family, Ranee had been to a party with all the little girls from our congregation it was a normal weekend.  She had confided in me that some little boys at school had been bothering her, nothing malicious, just little boy silliness.  But she wanted it… Continue reading The day my daughters mind broke