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Ask The Band: Mad, Mad, Angry Son…

I posted a while ago anonymously about my oldest son. He is truly in a bad, bad place.  He’s a very angry child. We sought help from his therapist and psychiatrist.  Finally, after weeks and weeks of fighting, we got somewhere. He was diagnosed with co-morbid bipolar...

How’s Gabriel?

How’s Gabriel? I hear that all the time.  There is no simple answer.  But answering it is the focus of my daily life.  Every day.  The real answer is Gabriel’s not OK. Gabriel is Bipolar. His moods shift. Daily. Weekly. Yearly. He is never OK. I spend my days like a...

Protecting The Innocent

I don’t remember when reporting of suspected abuse and threat assessments (e.g., suicide risk identifications) became mandatory for educators and counselors. It was before I became a parent, I know that much, and it dawned on me a long time ago that there were...