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Old 01-16-2018, 10:01 PM   #1
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due to my mental illnesses i was unable to care or my self so my mother in law stepped up and raised my son until he was 6. However i was still present for most important things. I worked all the time at night and slept most the day because i was depressed to no end, my anxieties took a hold on me very tightly. Recently my mother in law went back to work so i have been taking care of my son more now, i feel lost because i dont know how he likes certain things and he has his own mental illnesses that make it so he does not know how to tell me certain things. i recently relapsed and got so depressed i did not want to go on so i backed away and only did his morning care before school. I was pushed this time to get the help i need. I want to be a good mother but it is very hard with what i deal with and now helping him with his mental illness.

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Here are links to some articles from PsychCentral's archives that may be of some assistance:

https://psychcentral.com/lib/tips-fo...ental-illness/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-to...ental-illness/

https://blogs.psychcentral.com/bipol...ental-illness/

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If your son is going to school, see if you can get help there. Check with a counselor. They have a requirement by law to help kids with mental illness through special education laws.
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You can check with your son's pediatrician for resources in your area for parenting and treating mental illness for your son if he is not already in treatment. Good luck.
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