Category: Emmett John

Managing #Depression in my 11-year-old #Autistic child

Putting your child on medication can be very scary, but here’s why we did.

How we knew our 11-year-old son was #depressed and how we’re helping him

I’ve spoken about my personal war with depression many times. This time, I thought I would take a few minutes and provide some insight into how we knew that Emmett was struggling with depression, as well as why we decided medication was in his best interest. Everyone is different, and… Read more »

Major Update

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Again, I find myself behind the eight ball in regards to writing. I’m really trying to get back into the swing of things, but I’m struggling a bit with my depression lately. That being said, I’m here now, and that’s what matters. Last I wrote, I was still going back… Read more »

If you detect some frustration, you’re not wrong

I’ve been struggling to write as much as I’d like if under better circumstances. This last week of my life has been very challenging, and recovering from it is taking some time. We buried my grandmother a week ago today. All of us are still feeling the impact of this,… Read more »

It’s a difficult birthday for our youngest

Today is going to be crazy busy for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s Emmett’s birthday, and he turns 11 years old. ☺ Secondly, my Mom is having knee replacement surgery this morning, and I’m at the hospital with my Dad waiting while she gets her brand new knee. I’ll… Read more »

Hopefully we made the right decision

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The boys are at Lizze’s parent for at least the next day, and possibly the next two days. Lizze and I will be leaving very early in the morning and making our way to Youngstown. It’s about an hour and twenty-minute drive, and we need to be there no later… Read more »