Where Are The Real Honest Parents Talking About Mental Illness?
Recently I started trying to find resources for families to help with teenagers pushing boundaries, resources for families with teenagers that just are not perfect, and resources for those parents trying to be proactive in parenting their teens and have realized no one is actually writing about personal experiences. No one is writing about what they are doing to try to find help or what they are doing that might or might not be working. All I find are professional sites for ideas and guidance. I want to know there are other parents out there possibly dealing with tough teens. I want people to be able to Google "my daughter is drinking" or "my son is depressed" and get real life, not clinical life. Mental illness on any and all levels is huge right now. And the fact that people don't openly talk about it, especially in teens and children is a big deal. My son has not been to counseling and has not been diagnosed with anything other than ADHD when he was 9, but I know something is going on with him and I need to be able to talk about. Where are all the real honest posts from all those families out with mental illness issues on any level? I guess I will be the one to post the real outlook on what is going on in hopes maybe someone will find it and be able to really relate to it.