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Re: Anyone can be helped » flame

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 12, 2006, at 11:51:36

In reply to Re: Anyone can be helped » Racer, posted by flame on October 12, 2006, at 10:18:29

Your son has one very good thing going for him- someone who cares about helping him heal. He didn't get into trouble all of a sudden, and he's not going to return to normal behavioral patterns overnight either.

As he progresses in his treatment, he's going to go through a lot of rough patches. You will need all the patience and love than only a parent can give. Take care of yourself during this time also. Don't sacrifice your own dreams and mental health to your son.

Be open to recognizing and acknowledging even small progresses. Tell him that you support him, and that you know he's going through a lot. When he does something that surprises you in a positive way, don't be shy to tell him that you're proud of him. Tell him that as he tries to learn and get better, you will try to learn more about him too.

best of luck, and feel free to ask for help for yourself too. There's no such thing as mental illness that only affects one family member.





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