Holly - posted on 01/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Welcome to our group! Please feel free to come here often and ask questions, offer tips to others that have worked for you, and to just vent when things get overwhelming. Having a child or family member with a mood disorder can be confusing, stressful and exhausting, and we are here to support and encourage you. A little about me... My name is Holly and I am happily married to a Fire Captain. We have 2 kids. A girl named Emily who is 13 and a boy named Ian who is 9. My 13 year old daughter Emily was diagnosed as bipolar when she was 7, so we have been dealing with her disease for 6 years now, and it really hasn't gotten any easier. In fact, last month before Christmas she tried to kill herself for the second time in her young life. She has run away from home and daycare, threatened to stab her father and brother, and been hospitalized in psychiatric facilities twice. Things have not been easy, but knowing there are others out there going through similar, if not the same things helps. I look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories.