Walking for NAMI on Saturday

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

  2. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Great story.
    Didn't know that about the players. I always assume they're doing steriods and alcohol so this was an eye-opener. Very sad.
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I HATE that there is a stigma attached to mental health problems. So many parents here will not allow their children to receive help because "mental illness doesn't happen in our family". In so many ways we have come so far in combating the stigma, but there is a long way to go. I can remember the first time I met a therapist. My mother dragged my dad to one. It was clear on the other side of the large city we lived in, in a direction away from the schools my father taught at. this was so that NO ONE would know, and the therapist wouldn't run into us or any of our friends in the community. We were NOT supposed to say that we were going to a psychologist. We had an appointment, or a doctor appointment. Period. I was oblivious to most of it, until the last 2-3 sessions where gfgbro and I went for family therapy. Now I run into several of the tdocs we have seen all over town. My kids run over and hug one of them, and say "hi!" and chatter with the others. Most of their classmates have seen a therapist of some kind by jr high. Hopefully the generation our kids are in will eliminate the stigma.

    Enjoy your NAMI walk!!
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Miss KT's grandmother is one of those who won't admit to any mental health issues. She didn't approve of me dating her perfect son because I had been divorced, but once she found out that she knew my mother's family (early settlers in a small town south of here), she decided to bestow her approval. In trying to find a connection, she wanted me ask my Nana if she knew anyone from the C family, and was very upset when my Nana said she only knew one of the C's, and she was crazy!
  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!


    My mom has a friend who, along with her husband, worked for years as a psychologist. They have family members with schizophrenia and opted not to have any kids for fear of passing the genes along. Mom's trying to talk them into joining us, or at least donating to difficult child 2 for the walk. :D