A Parent’s Guide: Checking Your Child Into a Psychiatric Hospital or Treatment Center

I belong to a support group for moms who parent children with mental health risk.  With the exception of just a few, all of us have had the experience of driving our child to a psychiatric hospital, filling out mounds of admission paperwork, saying a painful goodbye to our child, and driving away.  Whether it …

A Parent’s Guide: What to do when Your Child Experiences a Mental or Behavioral Health Crisis.

Maybe you can relate to this scenario:  hour long meltdowns for no apparent reason, inability to re-direct, aggressive tantrums that result in property destruction or flying objects, bruising left on you due to trying to restrain your child.  If this sounds familiar, or you know someone who is walking this path, keep reading. The holidays …