Many of you know me as someone that went public after my son’s suicide. It was actually prior to that in 2014.
I know why most of us don’t speak our child’s mental illness because our kids, teens especially, want their struggles kept private. We also worried they’ll get labeled and mistreated as a result. Which is a valid concern.
In 2014, I had had enough silence.
I can’t remember the circumstances, but I was asked to write an article for Richmond Times Dispatch about our family’s struggle with our child’s mental illness. I said yes. I can’t say I … Read more...