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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

When do you admit you need help?

I had a long talk with my son's direct care supervisor this morning (we are in a down swing time again). He is a licensed psychotherapist.

What came out of it is that I am in the same condition as an abused spouse, but don't have the options a spouse does.

I need to go in and get my meds (I am on Wellbutrin right now) re-evaluated, then we are going to work on finding a competent therapist for me.

I think it is the hardest thing in the world to admit you need help, and the most liberating. The emotions are indescribable... everything from relief that you are not as messed up as you are afraid you are to fear that you will be unable to function without these supports for the rest of your life... and everything in between.

Now I just have to get through the next couple of weeks!

[Listening to: I'm a Rover - The Clare Voyants - Pass it on... (03:31)]