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 helicopter parent, she trusted her daughter to share when she needed help. Jen also trusted the mental health professionals to work through her daughter’s issues with her.

 

This started a journey of connecting her daughter with the right resources that would really help her. 

 

Through this journey, Jen set healthy boundaries and made sure to take care of herself along the way.

 

This episode is for parents that are working through the challenges of your child’s illness and finding them care that helps all the while acknowledging your needs.