I recently watched a 60 Minutes Overtime piece, Stigma of Raising a Mentally Ill Child, and it got me thinking. Mom’s were asked how raising a child with a physical illness is different from raising a child with a mental illness.
Growing up in the 70’s, we never spoke about depression or anxiety. In my 20’s and 30’s, I am pretty sure I never uttered the words mental health or mental illness. It wasn’t until Ben was diagnosed with autism, anxiety, a mood disorder, and Tourette’s syndrome that I found myself tongue tied when talking about this foreign world. Continue reading “Hey Kids, Let’s Talk Mental Health”