Mental Illness

Why Self Love Is Important When Caring For The Mentally Ill

I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately.  Now that things are beginning to return to normal the weight of everything that’s happened within the past year has really hit me.  When you’re in go mode you just do what you have to do, there’s no time to really think about the crisis you’re… Continue reading Why Self Love Is Important When Caring For The Mentally Ill

learning disabilities · Mental Illness

Looking Ahead To The Future With Hope

Despite our current level of chaos life keeps going, we roll with it, life isn’t going to stop for anything or anyone so we continue to move ahead with our routines as best as possible.  As stressful as the day-to-day stuff is we look for moments to rejoice in.  We are ecstatic that Ranee has… Continue reading Looking Ahead To The Future With Hope

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

learning disabilities · Mental Illness

What To Do When You’ve Reached Your Breaking point

Cry.  I can’t seem to get out of my own way this morning, everything keeps reducing me to tears.  I’m not sad really just overwhelmed and overworked, yes even stay at home moms can be overworked.  I put on such a brave face for Ranee, for the boys for my husband.  I have to, just… Continue reading What To Do When You’ve Reached Your Breaking point

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

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