Mental Illness

Helping Siblings Of Children With Mental Illness To Cope

This whole process has had such a profound effect on me. You can’t go this kind of stuff and not be changed. Life experiences can have all kinds of effects on people it can harden you, it can break you, it can empower you.  No matter what the outcome these kinds of life challenges will… Continue reading Helping Siblings Of Children With Mental Illness To Cope

Mental Illness

Coming Into The Light When It’s Been Dark For So Long

Ranee had a rough morning, she came home from her day program in tears, she got off the bus and walked herself to her closet and closed the door.  Her closet is her quiet place she’s turned it into her haven when she’s stressed or overwhelmed she takes space in there.  She’s outfitted  it with… Continue reading Coming Into The Light When It’s Been Dark For So Long

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