The truth we have to realize is that another experience with bipolar does not have mean we will have the same experience with bipolar disorder. This goes for anyone with any disability or mental illness because we all have the right to define the terms of how we live life.
For most of my life, I have wanted to have children. I could never imagine not having children. The desire was so strong. I have been with my husband for coming up to 11 years and married for nearly 18 months. We met when we were relatively young; I was 19 nearly 20 and my … Continue reading Will my mental illness affect my parenting?
I was asked this question a few weeks ago by an expecting mother. The fear of passing on the mental illness that plagued her everyday life was causing a lot of stress – something you are supposed to avoid if pregnant! So here’s my answer dear friend. Children do not develop OCD due to how … Continue reading Will I Pass My OCD On To My Children?
The Guardian recently published an article that stated, "Parents worrying about drug and alcohol abuse by daughters than more prevalent issues such as cyberbullying, self-harming and finding a job." It was such an interesting article, I wanted to share it with you today. The following is the full article. Parents are worrying more about … Continue reading Teenage Girls’ Mental Health Overlooked By Parents