Hey folks, just thought I’d share a little non-comedy-life-can-suck-but-at-the-same-time-people-are-great stuff. If you aren’t into this kinda sappy sad talk, feel free to skip!
Ah, hello blog, place to vent, I’ve had stuff weighing on my mind, and had to vent it somehow. The last couple of months have been interesting to say the least. I learned a few things and thought to share with those that might find it mildly interesting.
Let’s see, I learned about depression, oh boy did I get a crash course about it. I found out how prevalent it was among my friends and their circles. I found that if you search the “local moms page” on facebook, you see tons of recommendations for obstetricians and gynecologists, and none for psychiatrists. Mental health is still a pretty taboo topic even in 2015.
I learned about aspergers, zoloft, lexapro and seroquel. One drug could mean a miracle to one child and the worst possible side effect to another. I learned about suicidal ideation and the difference between a passive thought vs. a “plan”.
I learned that a neurodevelopmental evaluation appointment can take months, even if your kid has a severe issue. Severe can mean many different things to many different people. I learned that you can’t visit your child at a child-psych unit for more than an hour daily, sometimes 2 if it’s a special day.
I learned that people want to help you and there are many of them out there, you just have to ask.
Always be grateful, always. Even in the worst parts, you just have to keep going forward, and deal with whatever life is throwing at you, and you do your best. You do what you gotta do.
My heart goes out to the supporters. I’m sure many of you have been there for family and friends. Thanks for standing for your loved one, and their family, their circle. No matter how small the favor or words of encouragement may seem they mean A LOT. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just burst into tears because of the kindness of people. Those are the best tears. That’s what is right in the world.
Like Mr. Rogers said.