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Murder by Proxy?

April 10, 2012 by
Murder by Proxy?

Another teen has taken his life due to bullying. You can read the article http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/10/11118720-family-bullying-by-wolf-pack-led-to-texas-teens-suicide?lite I want to explore a couple of paragraphs from the article that I feel are disturbing as they deflect the blame from the bullies: While there are no hard and fast statistics linking bullying to suicide, Dr. Melissa Reeves,...

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Bullying and celebrity

A new voice has been added to the bullying issue and it’s an unusual one, Bette Midler.   I’ve always enjoyed her work but her latest post on facebook echoes my thoughts lately. It is a sad, sad day for America when young people would rather die than endure one more day of hatred and...

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Dad Confronts Bullies

September 17, 2010 by
Dad Confronts Bullies

Here’s a man after my own heart.  He went on a school bus and confronted the kids bullying his daughter.  These were kids putting condoms on his daughter’s head!  Although he used profane and threatening language, I must admit that I admire him. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39232388/ns/today-parenting/?gt1=43001 I worked so hard to control my anger towards Amy’s...

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Update on Amy

September 12, 2010 by
Update on Amy

I’ve been writing this blog for nearly a year now and Amy is in such a good place that I feel the need to share.  For those parents who are currently in the throes of this struggle, it is my wish to give you some hope.  As a recap, Amy was diagnosed with severe...

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Been There, Done That…..

And now it’s time to get the T-Shirt!  You’ve worked hard, endured things other parents never imagined and you’ve persevered through it all.  No one else close to us can imagine the strength we’ve needed to find as we help our kids back to health.  We have gone places that the angels fear to...

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Fish Oil – Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Well, we’ve added a new pill to Amy’s evening regimen, fish oil.  There have been some very small clinical trials showing success with it for people with mental illness.  The scientific reasoning is that it somehow allows the neurons in the brain to reorganize to a healthy state.  For a synopsis of the trials...

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I’ve posted before about choosing a therapist and our missteps in our choice of Amy’s first therapist.  The link below is a great introduction in what to expect from therapy.  Really, for Amy, we realized that she needed a coach-type therapist.  Her first therapist just lectured.  Her second, and still current, therapist is more...

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Today’s post is a re-post of a message from Diane Chosinski.  She left it on the yahoo group, BiPolarParentsT.  This group is a place for parents of bipolar teens to share their stories, ask for advice and just seek a little support. If you haven’t explored the online groups available, I encourage you to...

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There were parent support groups available to us for Amy but we were just too exhausted emotionally and physically to take advantage of them.  It’s sad because I imagine that they could have been very helpful.  Unfortunately, when we were going through the toughest times during the first two years, we just couldn’t manage...

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In the following article, MSN reports of a man who has saved at least 160 people from committing suicide at a tragically popular jumping spot in Australia.  As a result, Don Ritchie and his wife Mora have earned the 2010 Citizens of the Year award. It’s interesting that Don merely starts his conversations with...

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