December 13, 2007

 

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My daughter was recently diagnosed with Bipolar. It is very hard on her and myself, for the reasons of 1. it hurts to see her suffer during an episode 2. my other 5 children want to help and don't know what to do. The article about disrupting a set schedule is so what has happened to my daughter, no band in her schedule because of the conflict with athletics which is because of the collage blocks the district has adopted and this is something that she has had in her life for the past 3 years and all her episodes have occured since she stated high school and she had to give up one of the things she loves to do Play her trumpet and be a part of the band. She hardly picks up her trumpet,her guitar or the drums. Her passion for Basketball has gone as well and all this could have been avoided if the school would allow for music to be a part of her. The collage block is like this 4 classes a day for about 1hr 90min so that you are in band or athletics every day, the give athletics,math, health & science and the next day is athletics, english,computers & History and then repeat the 1st day etc.. another change and all of her episodes could have been avoided if all would have stayed as a normal school, instead of trying to make my freshman a collage grad. I only hope that I can get her through all the rough spots and make her healty strong.

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Posted by: Ballard23Miriam at August 14, 2010 3:23 PM

Since I don’t personally know you or your mom, I don’t know if I can be a lot of help. But I have a few ssoteugigns. If you have a friend who already knows how you feel or who you might be able to tell first, you might try talking to your friend and have your friend there when you talk to your mom. Another idea is to look for ideas online; you might find something that sounds right for you. My other suggestion is to write a letter. When I was 17 I was going through some things and I didn’t know how to tell my mom, so I wrote a poem. If writing would be right for you, then just start writing; maybe you could even show her this website and let her know that you feel like you could have Bipolar and that you would like to talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist to try and figure out for sure. Remember, Bipolar and every other mental illness is just that, an illness. Nobody can control it, some people need medication. I try to remind myself that just like people who have diabetes and need medicine, I have Bipolar and need medicine. Don’t ever forget that you are not alone, even celebrities like Demi Lovato have Bipolar. Remember to stay strong.

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