I have been living with a host of mental health disorders, since I was young. Most recently, I was officially diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder with Complex-PTSD coupled with severe depression and anxiety!
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Not only do I have to try to balance all of my own mental and physical difficulties, I also have a 13 year old boy with issues of his own. My son has High Functioning Autism, Bi-Polar, ADHD and Anxiety.
Yes, my son knows about all of his diagnosis and what they mean, in text book terms. Like I said, transparency, normalize the conversation. I never want him to be ashamed, scared or angry about who he is.
So yes, I am also parenting autism and a slew of other mental health issues, that are only growing with his age. Am I going to post about it? Yes I am. He told me I could, because he wants people to understand.