Well, Im new here...been reading some posts to see if this site might be the place for me. I am a 37yo mom of 4 amazing kids. My son, 10yrs old, was just diagnosed with anxiety disorder and mood disorder, possible learning disability and he has bilateral issues (gross motor clumsiness) I took the day off from work just to get the ball rolling. I scheduled school evaluations by ed specialist, counseling intakes at mental health, emailed his home room teacher and am still looking for an eye doctor. He has GI issues that are still being dealt with.... We thought it was apergers at first but the evaluation showed he didnt meet the criteria for autism. Turns out my son is depressed and talks about suicide, but at home we cant get him to talk at all about his feelings (which is why we suspected aspergers) I work with autistic adults in a vocation program so I have implemented some structure at home so alleviate stress of the unknown and have been doing choice/control strategies to alleviate meltdowns. So far...not too bad. I was prepared for daughter services...I work in the feild...but now Im dealing with mental health because of my son. And I am feeling a bit lost and way out of my element. I feel bad saying this but I would know how to handle this better if it was autism. (I am in no way implying that an autistic child is "easier", I simply have more training in that area) My son is brilliant, beautiful and incredible. Okay....I quess thats my "hello...Im new" opening....lol.