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.

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 decided he didn’t want to go to school (during COVID). He knew something wasn’t right right and started down a long road of trying to diagnose and find the right combination of medications.

After a while of helping her son navigate through issues, Mary noticed she was mentally and physically exhausted. Her doctor prescribed her two hours, every day that she has apart from her family. This two hours allowed Mary to become healthier and actually become more present for her family.

This is a great episode for someone that has started their journey with their Childs mental illness. Also, if you are struggling with self-care you can learn a bunch!