Monthly Archives: August 2016

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 … Continue reading When parent voices pop up

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Staying quiet

The night my brother blackened both of my eyes in a violent, alcohol-induced rage,  I think you could hear a pin drop. I wonder if I’ll ever forget the sound of his fists on my cheek; my skin was so … Continue reading Staying quiet

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He’s a late bloomer

My son graduated high school a year late.  This was mostly due to the large chunks of time when he was hospitalized, which created gaps in his academic life.  He got his driver’s license years after most of his peers. … Continue reading He’s a late bloomer

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