What I like about this site is that it provides a perspective from more than one viewpoint. Marybeth, from Beneath the Smiles and Sarcasm blog is a mom raising a son that has been diagnosed with bipolar, but she herself lives with the disease, so she can share with us a mother’s perspective as well as an adult’s. Then there’s Erika, yes you guessed it, from Meet Erika, and she’s a 14 yr. old girl that can give the teen perspective.
Now if you’re like me, searching for answers and understanding, I strongly encourage you to check out this website and please, ask them a question. We can all learn something from them and the more questions we ask, the more understanding we can have. I can personally share that I’ve asked both of them many questions in the past and have gained perspectives that were not possible from any mood disorder book. Even if your child has not been diagnosed with bipolar, like my son, you can still ask them about certain behaviors since many mood disorders share the same symptoms.
Now I’m not trying to claim that they’ll have all the answers or that every person suffering with this disease would respond the same, but what I can promise is that these gals are genuine and really care about this community and want to reach out and help in any way they can. I really admire their courage in opening up their lives and I’m so thankful that they’ve given us this gift in their website.
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