When parent voices pop up

When I first began talking openly and publicly about my son’s mental health challenges, other parents would pipe up about their own experiences.  I expected this.  What I didn’t expect was the number of people who pulled me aside in the ladies room or followed me to the parking lot  (read more...)

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What Youth Are Saying

I have never lived a day in my life where I did not have a pet. I don’t think of them as just animals. My dogs and cats are truly my best friends. They don’t talk back, don’t judge and they are loyal companions. I can confide in my animals, and even though they don’t talk, I feel a hundred pounds lighter because they just listen. Animals just want love (and some food too!) They don’t expect you to be perfect, they just want your attention. Animals have been proved to be therapeutic, and I completely agree. When I’m  (read more...)