Any moms with teens that have been diagnosed with mental illness?
Both of my teens have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, depression and my son is bipolar, and this has all been diagnosed this year. Before that we had troubles with our son that had only been increasing since he was 13. He'd sneak out at 3 in the morning, took off in cars with God knows who to get drugs, and then started to make them himself.....My daughter has had depression for quite awhile, but diagnosing a child with mental illness is dificult. Both of my children have been in the hospital under psychiatric care for attempted suicide in the last 3 months, and are both medicated and in therapy, but somedays it's all my husband and I can do to hold it together. DH was himself diagnosed with adolescent depression, and often feels like he gave them "defective genes". Just wondering if anybody can relate to a certain extent.