‘The Journey is Never Linear’

I'm feeling pretty shattered at the moment and rather numb. The saying 'the journey is never linear' is so true. The bubble has burst and I'm really not ready to accept it. Nope, nope, nope. Jessie's upward trajectory was going so well, and to sound as catastrophic as it feels, that trajectory has taken a... Continue Reading →

An Inspired Jessie Is Hard To Stop

Seeing Jessie's comfort zone expand this year is something I'm loving. I'm equally loving the person she's discovering herself to be. She's been inspired being in Year 10, and as such her motivation levels have increased. The effort she is putting into her schoolwork is paying off with encouraging grades ranging between 83 and 100... Continue Reading →

Life Raising A Bipolar Child/Teen

I've been asked to write an article on what it's like raising a child with bipolar. With so many complexities involved I'm having trouble deciding where to start. It's been seven years since Jessie first began experiencing overwhelming emotions and raging tempers. Those years have been a rollercoaster of emotions. It's been exhausting, distressing, trying,... Continue Reading →

Who Cares for the Carer?

Who cares for the carer? It's a good question. Raising children with mental health issues, it's not often something we think about. All our efforts go into parenting and dealing with the daily issues or stresses associated with mental health conditions. We are usually the last person we think about, if we consider ourselves at... Continue Reading →

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