Monthly Archives: May 2016

Drop the darn house, will you!

You walk into the therapy session and know that your child is going to do whatever is needed to get that compliment or sticker afterward. When you have a child like mine, they go all out to get even more:  … Continue reading Drop the darn house, will you!

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Don’t pass by

When I was in middle school and early high school, I would see kids in my grade who were struggling emotionally, and I would turn away, pretend I didn’t see their pain, and not give them another thought. I would … Continue reading Don’t pass by

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Slapped by stigma

Have you ever been slapped in the face by someone’s prejudiced thinking about mental health needs?  That’s called stigma.  It first happened to me when my son was seven. My son spent a lot of his 7th birthday party lying … Continue reading Slapped by stigma

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Emergency rooms, security guards and silver linings

As Children’s Mental Health week begins, I find myself thinking about my journey into the mental health world.  Almost 17 years ago, my husband and I adopted triplet sons. They were 2 days old the first time we held them.  … Continue reading Emergency rooms, security guards and silver linings

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