Category Archives: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The Longest Day – Part 2

I began this post back in April. Then I crashed and ended up in hospital for 2 months – all for another blog post. But here is the second part to the Longest Day, for the first part click here Once at … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

Below is something I have been working on for quite some time, it recounts one of the worst days we had with Corbin, but just one. I need to emphasize that these events took place years ago and Corbin is … Continue reading

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Not Ready to Settle

Four years ago our family was launched into the throes of mental illness when our then 11 year old son spiraled into a dark and frantic place filled with hallucinations and out of control behaviour.  I can’t believe it has … Continue reading

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6 Month Checkup

I just finished with our 6 month checkup with the Psychiatrist for both my boys.  For the first time ever I had nothing really to report. Home is good, school is good, day to day living (self help skills, friendship, … Continue reading

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To My Son

I hear you loud and clear Life has upended on you Upsetting voices invade your thoughts Intrusive thoughts race through your brain taunting, haunting, egging you on I see that you are struggling I see the torment in your eyes … Continue reading

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Give him his dignity!!!!

I admit it people, I lost it. I saw red when dealing with the school yesterday and I told the principal to call C’s class and have them get him ready – I walked out the front door with an … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Soup of Diagnosis

I think we have reached an impasse. I am really struggling with what to do. On the one hand I refuse to be beholden to diagnosis, I don’t want my child prejudged or held down by man made labels. I … Continue reading

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