From time to time I get really down and low about everything going on with my boys. I can have a really good couple of weeks then you go see a specialist and they knock you right back down. The future is uncertain for all my boys it's just hard to take in sometimes
I understand completely. I myself have depression/anxiety and I'm raising two children with Asd. Its hard enough coping with myself, and even harder being the best I can be for them. Being a special needs mommy is a tough job but an old caseworker told me once that it takes a special person to care for special people and I hold that dear to my heart.
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That is very cool, I will try and use that to get me through my down days! X
I agree it does takes special people to raise special needs children. I also tell my children that there is no normal. God made us all different for a reason so this world would be a colorful, bright world.
I too live with it and I have mild CP and two young sons with autisum
I've been feuding with depression in and off for most of my life. Stress, setbacks and lack of sleep doesn't help either.
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I think it's so important to talk about depression because there is still such a stigma attached to things like depression it's unreal.
I applaud everyone's courage and thank you all for sharing.
I am currently going through a rough patch with my 13 year old who has ASD. It has left me feeling isolated and forlorn. He recently had to be hospitalized for depression and I feel as though I have failed in some way to help him. I try to stay strong so that I can support him but its definitely not easy. Being a military family adds a whole other level of difficulty as most of our friends move away every couple of years. As well as Dad being gone frequently. To be honest its very difficult to find friends who understand our plight to begin with. I personally am tired of trying to talk to people who don't even know what ASD really is they only make me more frustrated, usually insisting that I be more strict or some other absurd suggestion. So here I am looking for support from people that I have never met but may actually understand. I am not a technological person so this is new and i'm trying to learn to navigate this site.
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