I Have a Child With Mental Health Problems

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    My 12 Year Old Is Hospitalized

    My 12 year old has been hospitalized for 3 months now. It is a wonderful place. If we were rich I would have sent her to such a place LONG ago. But, of course insurance only intervenes in the most serious of situations. We are happy with where she is but it just hurts. I feel...
    CrissyO CrissyO
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2008

    Worst Day Of My Life.

    Until 2 days ago I thought the worst day of my life was the death of my mother. I was 16 and it was the end to life as I knew it.  I have struggled and lived a life most would find it difficult to get through.  I left my husband and father of my children 5 years ago now...
    flodials flodials
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

    For those of you who have a Facebook

    or Twitter; please consider spreading the word to help end the stigma. It won't end unless we raise our voices!
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds
    36-40, F
    Oct 5, 2014

    Admitted 600k From Home

    My daughter starting becoming unwell late in 2010; initially I thought she was struggling with Puberty and her mood swings and rages were related to her changing body  ie) PMS. When her rages became to much for me to manage and I was able to soothe or calm her we were referrd by...
    jandtrichardson jandtrichardson
    1 Response Mar 2, 2012

    How Do I Feel?

    My daughter is coming home. She's being released from the hospital because her outbursts have decreased and the her current outbursts have an obvious purpose. When there is an antecedent the behavior can be managed. Previously she was having neurological/ organic episodes that...
    CrissyO CrissyO
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    My Little Girl

    My daughter is 13, and she was at a specialized school for kids with emotional and self esteem issues. The purpose of the school was to help the kids come out of their shells and gain confidence in themselves. The last week of school I went to see the school psychiatrist, who...
    beinmee beinmee
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2012

    My 10 Yr Olds 3rd Stay In The Hospital

    My son was diagnosed with severe OCD of the mind last summer, and was hospitalized for 6 weeks. It was horrible timing, I was getting ready to deliver his baby sister, and needless to say life was difficult. but we managed to get through it, and he came home a much better kid...
    mysonsanangel mysonsanangel
    31-35, F
    Jun 30, 2011

    I'm Starting to Feel Better

    The last time I saw her, she was lethargic from chemical restraints. I questioned the data stating she was ready to come home because her behavior is now manageable. She is still psychotic but she was sleep 12 hours a day. All night and half the afternoon. The doctor did let up...
    CrissyO CrissyO
    Jul 26, 2008

    I had to send my 16 year old son jake to the

    mental hospital tonight due to behavioral problems. It broke my heart to had to of done that but I know he's safe and its for the best. And all I ever wanted was what was best for him. He'll be ok. Gotta go see him tomorrow morning
    Greatnate18 Greatnate18
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014
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