|Sent by Elizabeth for her Valentines swap|
Several blogging friends have asked about my absence. We've had our minds elsewhere, for sure. Our youngest son was in the hospital for 11 days and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. We knew there was something wrong for quite awhile, but he knew it was more than just depression. We are so proud of him that he came to us and let us know how he was feeling. Now he is back in his apartment with his friends from college and taking his meds and going to therapy. We are very optimistic for him!
I debated about saying anything about this here, but I want to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. I suffer from anxiety disorder, which is very common as is depression. The best way is to talk about it and not hide it away and be ashamed. I hope others out there will feel they can do the same.
I will be back soon with an announcement and a giveway. Stay tuned!