I can’t think of anything more shocking to a parent than hearing a doctor tell you that your child has a serious and chronic mental illness. I got my first taste of what a shock it is when my middle child, Timothy, was just eight years old. I was ill prepared for what exactly the diagnosis meant, and, I’m sorry to say, the doctor wasn’t much better at helping me figure out what it would mean for Tim and the rest of our family.
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No, there is nothing as earth shaking as an illness that will alter your child's life. I do feel for you and for Timothy.