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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 1/19/2005 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I am new to posting. I was just wondering if anyone with kids find that they are raising depressed kids as well.
I have been married for 16 years to a wonderful, understanding man. We have 3 daughters, 15, 13, 11. Last summer my 15 y/o started having panic attacks. Then in Dec I found out my 13 y/o has been cutting herself since Sept and has been thinking about killing herself. Both kids are in therapy and are doing ok......we take each day as it comes.
I myself have suffered from depression since I was a teen. I also have anxiety and panic disorder. I have my good days and bad days. (Like everyone else here I am sure). I find myself wondering why I am so sad. I have a great life. I do not work, so I don't have that stress. But I find even the littlest things overwhelming. There are some days that just hearing "whats for dinner" and knowing I have not planned anything, sends me over the edge! If I know I have a comittment coming, I plan for hours and still do not feel ready or worthy. If I have a Dr appointment, I arrive 30 to 60 minutes early for fear I will be late.
That's my story, I would love to hear from others. Thanks for letting me vent.

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 1/19/2005 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Hey Hey SillyMe

Yep yep yep lol I do some of the same things as you. I'm always always early! If I'm running just the slightest bit late (according to me) I'm a prime candidate for contributing to the policeman's fund tongue

I think i've been depressed all my life lol I was dx a few year back with BPII but hadn't accepted it until this past year when I hit rock bottom through conscience eyes.

But to answer your question about the youngens. My son is 24 and my daughter is 17. My son was dx several years back with antisocial personality disorder and was put on antidepressants but he refused to take them. I tried brute force etc and nothing would convince him to take em. He's a strappin young man, married and doin ok. Though since he holds everything deep inside I do worry a lot about him.

As for my daughter. Well, she is a cutter as well. She recently made the choice to go on antidepressants. But, instead of cutting, she's been using rubberbands....IMHO a good alternative. It's my understanding that there are soooo many young girls in high school that are either bulimic or cutters, at least in my small portion of the world. And let me warn ya of something that has happened here....I encouraged my daughter to take Psychology, which she did. But I was dumbfounded to learn that they taught them the "right way" to commit SI. We servived it but if my daughter and I weren't so close we may not have, ya just never know. But that's just the negative in me coming out....gotta watch that tongue The new comedy central show Drawn together also has a cutter on it, so with these new ways of learning for our youngsters, WTF????

Just try to keep an open line of communication with them hun. That's all I think we can do besides offer them a neutral party to talk to. But, I've got to say it's rough, really rough.

Good luck to ya hun and keep posting, you'll find some good peeps and good info here. And Welcome!


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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 1/20/2005 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter who cuts is really into drawing Anime cartoons. Everyone she draws has a cut on them somewhere. She told her Dr it was like finding the Where's Waldo books. She always wonders if anyone can find them. I have seen her drawings for months now and I never noticed them!

Thanks for your reply!
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