Your Child’s Education and Chronic Illness

By Patti Richards All she wants to do is go to school like the other kids. All you want for her is to be able to do just that. But your daughter has a chronic illness that…

How to Stay on Top of Your Child’s Medical Care

By Becca Owens Raising children always comes with unforeseen joys and trials — it’s a role that innately bears both challenges and triumphs. When a child is diagnosed with a chronic disease or an illness that lasts…

Self-Care For Parents of Chronically Ill Children

By Martha McLaughlin We’ve all heard stories of parents who have a rush of adrenaline and perform amazing rescues when their children are in emergency situations. The urge to protect can be overwhelmingly strong.  Sometimes, though, stress…

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

If you receive a mental health diagnosis from your treatment team, it means you have enough related symptoms to place you in the grouping of people with similar symptoms and the related diagnosis. It is not a…