About Me: Female, 63, Sacramento, CA, member since Nov 2008
I'm a wife, mother of three grown children and a grandma. My husband was diagnosed with Bipolar NOS in recent years but has suffered since adolescence. I am thankful that our children, although deeply affected by the periodic dysfunction and drama of their childhood yea
[More]rs, have turned out amazingly well. They have reached a stage of maturity where they can understand that it was the illness driving the behavior, not a lack of character or love for them by their father. The Depression Forum has helped to educate me and gain better understanding into my husband's illness and the medications that he takes. I am not, myself, a sufferer of a major depressive disorder but I have suffered through bouts of situational depression. My husband received ECT last year and I will gladly share our experiences if someone wants my perspective.
Family and friends have the highest importance in my life. I work as a special education preschool teacher and consider it a privilege and feel great responsibility to do my best for the small children entrusted to my care. It is a rewarding job.
Thank you to the Depression Community for the support, insight and information that you share with others. It is a most effective and valuable resource and it has helped my family immeasurably!
Thank you for everything, for all your kind words and for thinking of me....hope your Mothers Day was a special one too Cookie!!!...I stopped having b'days you know, that big one last year was the end of celebrating, I'm 'holding' now...lol.
Hope ALL is well with you and yours. ((hugs)) and ♥
hi hon, long time no talk. yeah 100 days...everyday is a new one, I could pick up at any given moment, still fight with myself daily.....breathing a little easier but still very s.o.b.
been a tough year so far mentally. how are you and family? is everything OK? sending everyone some ((hugs)) and ♥
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