My Life In Pieces – Healing for the Abused and Broken
I was introduced to Alice many years ago. Funny, interesting, creative, and eventually a good friend, her heart was BIG and caring. She loved the Lord with her very being. Behind those wonderful characteristics however, she was raised with a dark past that no one would want to go through. Growing up, her life…Read More
No! I Won’t Take My Medicine!
There is a common thread that unites many parents of teens today affected with mental illness. This thread is the unwillingness or refusal by teens to take medication for their mental impairment. It is frustrating, scary and overwhelming. How can you help your teen when all they do is battle you? You beg,…Read More
Should We Let Our Teen in Crisis Learn From Their Mistakes and Choices?
Someone once told me several years ago that I shouldn’t be as involved in my teen’s life and to let them make their own decisions and mistakes. I partially agreed. You can say to most parents that letting your kids make their own mistakes is a good thing. It teaches them many valuable…Read More
Will Mental Illness Cause My Child to be a Murderer?
In recent days, coverage of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio have revived the stories of several prominent cases of crime involving young people. Along with those horrific crimes is the subject of mental illness. Two in particular made widespread headlines across the nation highlighting mental illness as the reason for the crimes.…Read More
Why are we witnessing an epidemic of mental illness in kids?
This article is not talking about long term mental illness in adults. What Dr. Grcevich does share truly highlights the increasing statistics of mental illness in kids/teens and the real root of many of those issues. I have followed Dr. Grcevich’s articles for a long time and he is tremendously respected in my book on…Read More
5 Things to Do When Your Teen is Diagnosed with a Mental Illness
by Julia Greif Watching your child/teen being diagnosed and living with a mental illness is hard. This is something no parent wants to experience. In fact, after being diagnosed many parents feel lost as to what is next. There are many things to do and not to do when you’re dealing with any mental illness.…Read More
A Film to Help Those with Trauma and Mental Illness
The film’s producers are partnering with Key Ministry and other mental health organizations to help bring awareness to these issues and to help lead individuals struggling with mental illness and trauma, along with their loved ones, to the resources and assistance they need to lead as full and healthy a life as possible. via Wildflower…a conversation…Read More
Mental Illnesses and Disorders in Parents of Teens in Crisis
It is difficult alone to parent a teen in crisis, but to be a parent with a mental illness or disorder and raising a teen in crisis is much more difficult. About two years ago I met a mom who shared with me her struggles with her bi-polar daughter who self-harmed. To make matters worse,…Read More
What is PTSD and Does My Teen Have It?
Although medical professionals were inundated with many veteran patients who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in past wars, it wasn’t until the 1980’s that there was a more formal definition of this illness. The public’s view of PTSD is that only war veterans are diagnosed with this disorder. Even to this day, if you…Read More
The New Mental Health Scare for Parents!
In New Jersey, a law will soon be in the books that will cut parents out of mental health decisions. Noted in the MadInAmerica.com site, The Hoboken Patch and PolitickerNJ reported that the New Jersey State Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would allow teens to “consent” to psychiatric or psychological treatment of any…Read More