I'm a mother of two grown sons, both nearby in the SF Bay Area, in their twenties, and doing well. It wasn't always this way, making our present peace and happiness so precious. As I write about in my first article for Divine Caroline, "Getting to Happy," both my sons experiences mental and emotional challenges that manifested in their teens. I also confronted major depression, which I didn't treat until after both boys got help. As a science writer I set out to find out why. I share what I found in my soon to be published book, A LETHAL INHERITANCE, A MOTHER UNCOVERS THE SCIENCE BEHIND THREE GENERATIONS OF MENTAL ILLNESS (Prometheus Books). The best news I found out is that children's mental disorders are treatable and preventable.
Please visit my book's website http://www.alethalinheritance to read the first chapter and find out more about what parents can do to safeguard a child's mental health.
AND please offer your experiences as you wish about living with and nurturing children with special needs...and staying sane in the process.