Tag: mental health

When Mental Illness is Mean

I am struggling.  I have introduced you to my mom, Joyce.  Mom lives in a long-term care facility with Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.).  She is 70 years old, and no one knows how much time she has left with us, mostly because M.S. is unpredictable, and she’s outlived every prognosis ever given.  She’s one tough cookie. If that wasn’t

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My Post PPD Fears

Overwhelming sadness. Alone. Irritable. Ashamed. These are the words that come to mind when I think back to my struggle with postpartum depression three years ago. During those dark days I remember feeling so confused. I knew how lucky I was to have this beautiful baby, and how happy I should be, yet I began

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Representing Children

One aspect of my job is to represent impoverished people in Social Security Disability hearings. Representing the children is what I love most. Many people wonder why a child would seek disability benefits. Particularly for kids with mental health issues, some think that being found disabled by the federal government means that the child is

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