Would you be willing to share your experiences or questions about childhood bipolar disorder with others? Ultimately I would like to create a chat room for parents struggling with mood and bipolar disorders in their children, but for now I would like to try this out and see if others find it useful.
Every week I get many emails from people all over the country sharing their stories about how bipolar disorder has affected their family. I also get more questions than I can keep up with!
I read about schools that have failed bipolar children and others that have gone to great lengths to provide help, assistance and equal education for children suffering from this disease.
I read horror stories about medications that have been inappropriately administered or caused serious side effects and difficulties for children. I also hear miraculous stories of medication changing children’s lives for the better! These children had never had an opportunity before to be joyous or happy or have any semblance of a normal childhood until a prescription medicine helped to provide that for them.
People write to tell me about wonderful therapeutic interventions that have helped children and those that have harmed them. I would love to share all of this information with others who are experiencing similar difficulties and can benefit from the knowledge that these stories can equip us with. I believe everyone should have access to that information, and that the more we share with one another the better off we will be in fighting this disease.
Please consider sharing your story or asking your questions below with others who are trying to help children with bipolar disorder.
Do you have a story to share about your family and child's struggle with bipolar disorder or the treatment that you have received? Please help other families who are experiencing a sense of loneliness and isolation by sharing your story.
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