Mental Health Awareness Month: Can We Eliminate The Stigma of Mental Illness?

Did you know that 57.7 million Americans suffer with mental illness?  That's one in four of us.  Chances are, if you're not one of those four, you most likely know someone who is.  I'm not ashamed to admit that I've had my bouts with depression and anxiety over the years.  Thankfully, I always recognized when I needed to reach out for help, and when I did, I got it. But because of the stigma associated with it, it's not always easy for people to reach out for help. ...more

Bring Change 2 Mind is another big movement right now aimed at getting rid of the ... more

When Do You Say Something About How Another Mom Treats Her Kids in Public?

I was heading toward the entrance of our local zoo the other day with my little one already crashed out under her lime green, canopy stroller. As I pushed the stroller off the walkway and into a larger area, I saw a boy around nine years old on the ground while a woman yelled at him. ...more

If your aim is to actually help the child, I would not confront the parent unless you have first ... more

Did Autism Cleave Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy?

Gleeful tweets and DMs starting rolling onto my computer screen shortly after Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey announced their separation via Twitter. People wanted to know how I felt about the implosion of the Generation Rescue-fronting Hollywood couple's five-year relationship. Didn't I hate them? Wasn't I happy?...more

Living with a person with bipolar disorder can be very difficult. Parenting a child with any ... more

Do you blog about your special needs parenting issues?

There are so many of us out there with so many varying degrees of issues we are parenting.  Please post your blog name, blog address and specific challenges you discuss so we can better connect with one another!I'll start.  My name is Christine.  I have five children and blog at www.welcometomybrain.net.  In our home we have a giant conglomeration of Tourettes, OCD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, General Tics, Food Allergies and PTSD.  Seems that the longer we live together, the more we discover or throw by the way-side. Okay - who's next?