Know a teenager who self-harms?

I did, too.


Here you will find my account of our family's experience with juvenile self harm, psychiatric hospitals, medications, and therapists.

Statistics show that this behavior is on the rise, especially for girls. We must reclaim our adolescents by confronting this and its accompanying mental health issues, talking openly about it, and being a support to those in crises.

Please share this with anyone it might help so that they will know...

You  are not alone. 

** Chapters uploaded as I complete them. 

Matthew 5:37

But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

Now, because Grace had begun seeing her counselor weekly and we then added seeing a psychiatrist to monitor her medication every three weeks - Grace was m...

February 19, 2018

1 Peter 5:8 

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Things seem to go fine for Grace at St. Rita’s initially. I had a blessing of entering a research phase with my job, so I was able to work fr...

February 18, 2018

My child's stay at a psychiatric hopsital

My teen daughter arrives home after her stay at a psychiatric hospital.

My teen attends mandated psychiatric outpatient school

After one child is back in the home, the other goes to the hospital - and I have a revelation.

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