April - posted on 12/06/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
I know this is a delicate subject. I have two mentally ill adult children, one on meds and the other not on meds (though she should be). I feel like reaching out to anyone else who is going through life with mentally ill children. What are the worst challenges that you face when caring for your mentally ill child? For example... I have one child who loves to run... she is 21 now and I can't keep her in one residence long enough to get stability and she has a child. My other mentally ill child is 22 and his meds keep slipping and the hospitalizations are piling up. He has autism and schizophrenia which is rare. Without meds he stops speaking, eating, and drinking so its life threatening. My daughter won't take the meds and when she doesn't her anxiety goes through the roof and she becomes very combative. What are your greatest challenges?