Four Years To Screw Her Up…

Me and Di
She said I could post her picture.

I write a lot about my son Tim and his mental illness. 99.9% of my blog posts focus on him because one, he knows about my blog and thinks it’s “cool,” two, he’s fine with me using his name and picture, and three, his condition, childhood onset schizophrenia, is pretty rare. I don’t often write about my two other children, the oldest because, well, other than a raging case of sarcasm and a video game habit bordering on clinical addiction he’s fine, and the youngest because she would prefer I not use her name. But the last several months we’ve been consumed by the mental health issues of The Girl (her pseudonym).

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  • TwisterB March 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Your daughter has a really pretty smile. It sounds like you don't see it too much, which is a shame.

    You have amazing determination skills Chrisa.

  • Chrisa March 14, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I'm nothing if not stubborn. 🙂

    She does have a nice smile, doesn't she?

  • Super Anonymous March 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    We are also adoptive parents and my son was diagnosed with psychotic disorder-NOS at age 3. He is now 8. Seems we have a lot in common.

  • Trying April 10, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Hi, My name is Asia and I'm a senior in high school. I would love if you could do an interview with me either through e-mail or phone. I'm writing a paper on Mental Disorders in Children and how it is diagnosed/ affects the family. I want to go into a career of Clinical Psychology due to my love of children and past history with mental illness. If you or anyone you believe could help me can send me an email at I'd appreciate the help.