I Am A Mother And My Kid Is Mentally Ill

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    Shadow Talk (The Beginners Understand)

    This one is about Aphrodite, because there is a sad lack of information about my little angel on here. Maybe the reason I feel so guilty of Rhea's discomfort is Aphrodite. While her older sister is a psychotic, wild, disturbed, neurological mess, Aphrodite is the perfect little...
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    Falling To Pieces (Break Even)

    Rhea stayed in the hospital for 36 hours - her shortest inpatient visit yet. I was surprised and also a little worried when they said that they were going to discharge her; had the little time she'd been given been enough? They're working on a diagnosis again; we've been...
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    Jul 16, 2013

    We Heart The Rain

    When I was twenty-one years old, I got pregnant in college. Yes, I know it's a scandal (sarcasm). Fact is, nobody cared, because my parents had kicked me out at age eleven and I'd gone to live with my best friend's family until I was 18. Then I was on my own. I didn't marry the...
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    Jul 9, 2013

    Falling Free (Even Dancers Trip Sometimes)

    I am numb. Rhea went inpatient under my request the other day for observation. Thursday, after hours of strict conversation and collaboration with Rhea's outpatient psychiatrist (the wonderful Dr. D), we finally got the diagnosis. I say finally because even though it's...
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    Nov 9, 2013

    Wild Child (The Ballad Of The Brainstorm)

    That erratic young mind don't know the difference between right and wrong. Fiery lights of pale blue-green wash the ocean air. It is well that all is long forgot; no one in this world will see our pain and remember those sunny days spent wishing for the rain. I smile, and I...
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2013

    Beat It Back Again (The Dying Fall)

    It happened. It happened again. My nine-year-old daughter Rhea has once again gone impatient at our local children's hospital's psych ward. Let me explain something to you about Rhea; she isn't a bad kid. Sure, she does bad things from time to time, but they're not something...
    TimAndTimeAgain TimAndTimeAgain
    31-35, F
    Jul 15, 2013
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