This blog is about my life as a mom, raising a son with a mood disorder. This is a tough journey and I hope that my words may allow others living with this illness see that they’re not alone. I’m also using this blog as a tool to process my own feelings and let go of the pain that I carry inside. If you’re new to this blog, check out my list of “Important Posts” in the right column and feel free to share your story with me. This blog shouldn’t be used for medical advice.
This Today show clip shows another reason why the HIPAA laws frighten me. Once our kids turn 18, we won't be able to manage their illness, because the laws won't allow us. For some this may not be a big deal, but considering that a lot of kids with mood disorders may not be ready for such an important responsibility, this is a frightening transition. I only have 6 years left to help my child manage his illness. After that, my hands are tied.