Mum shares honest post about parenting a child struggling with mental health
"The next two years would be packed with a lot of tears."
Parenting a child dealing with mental health struggles is far from easy.
It can be anything from helping them cope with exam induced anxiety, depression from bullying or anger management after turmoil in their life.
Then there are health issues such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder that bring along their own challenges.
As a parent all we want in life is to be able to help our children and one mum got particularly honest about the difficulties she has had trying to help her child and it's very relatable.
Recently mum and author Kristina Kuzmic took to social media to share one of her hardest days in the hope that it would help other parents;
"This photo was taken in 2019, after I came home from visiting my oldest in a psychiatric hospital, after having to call the cops on him a week prior. I slept with that hospital bracelet on because it made me feel closer to him.
The next two years would be packed with a lot of tears, chaos, stress, fear, rage, therapy, various testing, support groups, 7 different psychiatrists, two different residential treatment programs, but also… healing, recovery and hope.
This Thursday (11/18), I will be posting my conversation with my son, where he opens up about the last 6 years of his life. It’s the longest video I’ve ever posted (20 minutes), but also the most important one.
It will be posted here on Facebook and also on my YouTube channel.
Luka decided to be vulnerable and share his story because, in his words, “People need to know that they’re not alone."
Kuzmic and her son will be taking to YouTube today to share their story and to let other parents and children struggling with their mental health to know they are not in this alone.