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S2EP8 Christa’s thirteen year journey of support

Christa’s daughter excelled as a child. She was ahead in her classes and adjusted well after a move and even made the cheer team.    In 2010, her life took a turn in college when she thought her professor was sending her secret messages….

S2EP7 From patient to advocate, Lisa Jo Barr

Lisa Jo Barr had her first manic epsiode as a young adult. Since then she has struggled through drugs, several relationships and jobs, while trying the learn as much as she could about her condition. Fast forward to now, she coaches adults with…

S2EP6 Working through every challenge, Jen’s story

As several on our show have discovered, their child’s mental health challenges are tied to some form of trauma. Jen’s daughter was molested as a child and it manifested as bouts of depression, suicidal thoughts and cutting.   Jen was never a…

S2EP5 Mary’s gifted child and his struggles with mental illness

Mary lives in faraway Hong Kong and her son was well ahead of his milestones. He could say words at 6 months, has an IQ in the 140s and knows more than 5 languages.   Then in his teens, he started to isolate and became more argumentative. Then he…

S2EP4 Taking things as they come, Lori’s story

Lori noticed the change in her son when he started to use marijuana regularly. Over time she and her husband disagreed with how to handle things — so she moved out.  This episode is for you if you struggle with setting boundaries and…

S2EP3 Claudia’s road to acceptance

Claudia has taken many paths to find solutions for her daughter’s bipolar disorder. She tried letting her live at home, admitted her to hospitals, sent her to a program in Utah, and let her attend college. Nothing seemed to work, and she was getting…

S2EP1 Working through issues and helping yourself, Marie

Marie is a gentle soul that has had a tough time with her daughter. As a single mom, she has had to develop the skills to help her daughter and stay healthy herself. This episode is a great way to learn about how the mental health and court system can…

EP17, Therapist and mom with practical advice, Danielle Aubin, LCSW

For parents, understanding your child with a mental illness is complex and often painful. For Danielle Aubin, parenting is learning how to let go. She has let go of old notions of “good parenting” and created an environment free of shame and natural…

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