About Youth Of A Nation

Welcome to Youth of A nation! I am a mother of 5 beautiful children. Four years ago I met my husband who served his country and now suffers from PTSD and also has Bipolar disorder . He had two children from a previous marriage as did I. Since then we decided to have a child together which makes 5! It’s definitely challenging at times but the key is to work as a team. After I had my now 2 year old I have had a few health issues which can make things even harder. I have been suffering from Anxiety, Panic disorder, OCD , and depression since I was a little girl. Of course when I was younger I had no idea what was wrong with me. On top of all of that I developed a Chronic pain Illness as well.  Now I have a son who suffers from some of the same symptoms that I experience . One of my other children suffers from ADHD . He struggles day to day but, is making amazing progress. There are so many road bumps  in our life that can trigger these Illnesses and I would like to touch base on some of these issues. Sometimes you will see posts from my daughter, inspiration from my children, thoughts about life (along with my opinion sometimes),  and poems from friends and family. We all chip in a little to help others as well as ourselves. I have researched  everything from mental health disorders to parenting skills and so on. There will be information about parenting, Chronic pain, as well as mental health. In my life it is important for me to include all of these because it is apart of me and who I am today. I WANT TO MAKE THIS AN OPEN BLOG AS WELL.  I can use your help by sending me your knowledge, Ideas and thoughts, quotes etc… Everything  sent to me will get credit where credit is due. Please feel free to contact me. This blog is for all of those who need more information on their conditions or would like to contribute to the cause. The more we learn, the more we can try to live somewhat functional lives. So by all means stay for a while and check out “our Home”.

         ~Dedicated to my amazing and wonderful son~    

Some of the most extraordinary people have ever met are suffering from some form of mental illness their pain forces them to be honest it doesn't get any realer than that

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“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”

 

 

95 thoughts on “About Youth Of A Nation

  1. Hi

    I found you from a post on Nikki’s blog. I look forward to your posts and hearing about your positive progress. :)

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  2. I am happy you shared this. Congrats on your new life, and may you have the strength to find success and happiness along the way.

    And thank you for your visit to my site, come back anytime!

    Better Days…
    Clayton

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  3. Thanks for the follow! I look forward to reading more.

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  4. It is really good to meet you here!

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  5. This is such a wonderful blog and resource! I was nominated for an IMAGINE award today and my post will publish tomorrow morning on B is for Blessed. You are one of my five nominees. Thank you for wandering over to God, autism and me. This is a wonderful blog you have here and I’m so glad I found it! Lilka

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  6. I’d be honored to be a part of your team.

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  7. Absolutely enjoyed reading this article a lot! Thanks for following me back also looking forward to seeing more thoughts of yourself. Loved the quote! Stay strong.

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  8. I love your post an honesty. Something i have found on my journey ia that Nutrition is Key… It was for me and was the turning point. Take a look at http://www.zealfacts.com. I’d be interested to know what you think. God Bless and keep fighting the good fight.

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  9. Forgive me for I’m a bit tardy with this notification but I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award over on my God, autism and me site :)

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  10. You have a really great and important blog here, continue the style.
    I have a son struggled as a kid too, but he is now adult and got his education too, even “all the right people” then told, this would never be possible. So just believe everything is possible, miracles happens.
    I will follow your blog.
    Irene

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  11. Your blog is great and will open up doors for others to share their stories and help each other work through their challenges. Working through my grief and anxiety after my son’s death, I found overtime that is was daily Yoga and Meditation that calmed my mind and balanced my life completely.

    Im a Counsellor and I have not found any better remedy for anxiety and stress than finding stillness through meditation and yoga. I hope this helps.

    Karen

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    • I always try to get time to do yoga but I usually end up in bed instead. With 5 kids that’s about all you have time for lol. However I used to do yoga a palate when I was younger. At the time I only had two children. It really does help though!

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  12. It’s true, it is difficult to find time and I notice you said in you writing that “In my life it is important for me to include the two…my mental health and my parenting”. When you make that time a priority for you, not only will you heal but so will your children. I found it always requires effort, but the results for practising yoga and meditation, far out way the benefits!

    I hope you feel that soon and see great results. xxx

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    • Oh I do agree with you, but as of right now my house is complete chaos which My husband and I are working on together so we can find extra time for ourselves. My son who also has social anxiety did yoga over the years. I truly think it has it’s benefits. Thank you for your advice! Thats what I am looking for on this blog..peoples input :)

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  13. WOW! What a combination! Girl, you and the family will be in my prayers. I try to post daily on my blog, hope they are helpful & inspirational to & for you! God bless & Godspeed!

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  14. There I am! How cool! Thanks, Darc 😊

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  15. Hi! I am the administrator of Mental Health Advocates United page on Facebook. I shared your page on there and read some of you blog. I am wondering if I could post some of my blogs on yours. I also am always asking people to be guest bloggers on mine so would love it if you would share too. I, like you would want you to include all your information and would give you credit. What’s the next step? My blog is bipolarbandit.wordpress,com if you want to check it out. The best way to contact me is by writing me a message on the page you posted on. Thanks.

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  16. Would a person be ashamed of a cold or the flu? No, then they should no feel ashamed of mental illness.

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  17. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I am truly honoured. You certainly have a lot to share to help others suffering with many issues. How generous and kind of you to offer this on your blog! Blessings, Cheryl-:Lynn

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  18. Hello! Thank you for following me. I’m so glad because now I’ve found you. Congratulations of your new life with your family and I wish you so much healing. My husband and stepdaughter suffer from ADD and we suspect my 80-year-old mother of having ADHD. You have so much to share and I look forward to reading them and I will be more than happy to share whatever I can from my own experiences.

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    • I was happy I found you as well. Thank you so much for your kind words and I wish you and your family the very best:)

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  19. thank you for following me, and I look forward to your posts. You blog is an amazing source for support and encouragment

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  20. Thank you so much for the follow back and for sharing my post! I love what your blog is about and I wish you all of the best in your journey. I look forward to coming back here on a regular basis to find inspiration and advice.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. The purpose of this blog was to help others and I’m glad that others think I am doing just that! Stay amazing!

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  21. I am happy to meet you. I commend you for speaking out about mental illness. I have clinical depression and anxiety. It runs in the women of my maternal family. You have much to deal with. I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Barbara

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  22. You have such a positive and informative blog. I’m very glad I found you through the Twisty Tuesday post (and thank you for the follow)!

    I really look forward to checking more of it out!

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    • Thank you! I am glad I found your blog as well. I try to keep it positive, but you know life…lots of twists and turns

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  23. Amazing blog! Great info and love the support and encouragement given!

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    • Thank you so very much! My goal is to help give information and encourage others, so I guess I am doing something right lol.

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  24. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    Wow, you have a lot to cope with. My son is 30 and was diagnosed with ADD when he was 5. That was 25 years ago. Not many kids were diagnosed with it back then. Yet today any kid they can’t put into any kind of box, gets diagnosed with it!

    As the years have gone by they have since changed his diagnosis to Bipolar 2. I’m Bipolar as well and it makes much more sense for him then ADD did. I feel for you and your husband and send loads of good thoughts your way. Hugs from Oz, Paula xxx

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    • Thank you so much for caring. I truly appreciate it. Before my husband was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder they said it was just depression, yet something just didn’t make sense. When he was finally diagnosed and got on the right meds he was doing so much better. You are right about children being over diagnosed. They need to really find out what’s wrong (if anything is). I’m glad I came across your blog! I wish you the best!

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  25. Thanks for the follow & the reblog! I appreciate it! I look forward to what you post on your blog & hope you & your family well.

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  26. Thanks for visiting my blog a while back, so I could find you. Tell your son to take heart, both of my kids have/had ADHD. My son more so (very hyper) and my daughter (very quiet) lol. Did you know that about 85% of “Gifted” kids have ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder &/or OCD. My daughter graduated after 8 years of medical school with a 4.0 and my son went straight into the Air Force after High School, then “looked for himself” for a couple of years… met a great gal, and started college which was totally different from his experiences his first 12 years. He got 2 different degrees, but was told he was too smart to teach “those” kids. (after 2 years of teaching and being so popular, he was going to leave anyway due to the over an hour drive to get there, but he had more kids pass the History Exam in HS that year than all the last 5 years put together… I have Anxiety disorder, am slightly OCD & ADD, so I can relate. :D Hang in there…. things get better.

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    • It is so wonderful to hear that your children have done so well for themselves. It proves that there is light at the end of the dark tunnel. I try to encourage my son and let him know this regularly. One day he will realize it because eventually everything will come together for him :-) Thank you so much for your support!

      DarcSunshine

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      • There are several famous people in history who’ve had to learn to overcome a disability of some type… I just can’t think of many right off hand… Einstein (they thought he was “retarded” but has dyslexia, Helen Keller didn’t let her blindness stop here… :D

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  27. Thanks so much for visiting my site and choosing to follow along. You and your family are living that Helen Perry quote.

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  28. Thanks so much for following me on Cold :)

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  29. I love this blog and I love the quote you shared from Helen Perry. I wish you and your family peace and harmony on whatever level you can find it.

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  30. Good morning, Thanks for following my blog. I don’t believe we’ve had a chance to get to know each other. We have much in common except for the kids. I also suffer with chronic pain, diagnosed as Lyme this week. A question that comes to mind, is the child with chronic pain a child you gave birth to? What about the child with ADHD and what is there age? Is this child a boy or girl. The reason I ask is if I were a child today, I have no doubt I would have been called ADHD. However I wasn’t, there were other things happening in my life and I’m naturally curious. When you’re young you don’t have the filter of when not to talk or that tons of questions has a label. I’m in no way saying your child isn’t, where I live to many children are given meds when they are just being kids. It must be very difficult to manage your mental illness and raise kids and other responsibilities. You must be a very strong person. I offer you my hand, anytime you want to chat or need support I’m here. I look forward to talking with you. :)

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  31. Your blog is very uplifting and helpful. Thank you for writing about such important issues.

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  32. Hi, thank you for finding my blog – it’s been fascinating finding yours in return. I was wondering if you’re doctors (Primary care physician?) has rested you for MTHFR gene mutation? I was surprised (mildly put) when I was and it came back positive. It answered so many questions.
    As I read your post it kept going through my mind and would answer the questions about why/how your children have/ may have other symproms, ailments as you do, or even as you have.
    Boy that’s a mouthful. It helped me – and my daughter when I got my results. It may be worth a look if you haven’t already done it.
    Looking forward to making your blogging and life journey.
    Ciao, Susan x

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  33. Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to visit, and the like on my blog. I admire your honestly about the struggles in your family. God blesses all of His children! Blessings to you all!

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  34. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I must admit I know very little of mental disorders etc. but was deeply impressed that with all the problems you’ve had to face you’re still concerned for others and “in there fighting” with a new relationship, child and additional responsibilities. I suspect you are stronger than you think!
    It takes guts and character to persevere when confronted with so many problems, I’m sure you don’t win every battle, but the fact that you are holding to faith in hope of victories means one day you’ll look back and see it was worth it all. It always seems to work that way. I’m glad you have a partner to work through it all with and pray for your every success with the blog venture and your family, I don’t doubt that you’ll help and encourage many others (it’s already reflected in the comments.)

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    • I appreciate your kind words. It is comments like yours that truly inspire and encourage me to keep going. I can’t thank you enough!

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  35. Dear …sunshine – I can’t pronounce what comes before, so I am content with the sunshine :)

    Your blog will sure bring just that into your lives and to that of your readers/followers. Thanks for ‘discovering me in my shaggy corner’, for liking and following me and now I am hooked. :à

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  36. Awesome. I have anxiety disorder and am hyperactive. No meds, I go crazy. Will be interested to hop around your blog a bit and see what you’re up to. :-)

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  37. Sweetheart, I am following you. I have tears in my eyes as I write these words. I am married to a Vet who has PTSD, depression, OCD, and I have panic and fight with depression as well. I deliberately surround myself with inspiration and encouragement, even as I encourage and inspire others as Petals. I pray my blog helps you with your life! With Love, Amy

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    • It is amazing how much we have in common. As we fight our own battles we try to encourage and inspire others. I am truly grateful for finding your blog. Thank you for following Youth of a Nation!

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  38. Beautiful story, your sunlight shines through your words. Keep up the great work of being a mother for your family! Rooting for you, sending smiles your way!! :)

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  39. Thank you for writing about these very important issues that so many people struggle with. It is so important that others are brave enough to give a voice to these challenges so that more people know how to speak to them.
    I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    I hope this finds you feeling well today.

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    • Thank you so much for following Youth of a Nation. I have always said to use your voice and speak up! I am so glad others feel the same way :-)

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  40. I stumbled upon your blog by chance…I am so glad, right now I am in some desperate need of some positive thinking to read about by others who suffer the same as myself. I too suffer from depression and chronic pain,my husband suffers from epilepsy and depression and pstd after loosing his 8 yr old daughter after being hit by a car. I raised twin boys that was diagnosed addhd/and one of them was dyslexic.

    I am now a grandmother but still suffer the same as I did raising my own, but with a twist. I look forward to your encouraging words and thoughts.

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    • I am so glad you found my blog because that allowed me to find yours! It gives information and support for people who have nowhere else to turn. You are truly helping others!

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  41. Hi, I see that you began to follow my Pain Management Insights on twitter. I came to you site to see who you are. Very impressive and therapeutic for people. I grew up with chronic pain. I am a psychologist and have worked helping those in pain for years. You have quite a load that you carry. Take care of yourself. Remember to pace your energy and that nothing is a disaster. That does not mean it is not bad but a disaster is 100% bad. I told a client the other day who suffers from anxiety and pain about my mother. She became quite ill and still is. It was very hard on all of us especially my father but I learned something. I learned how much love is in our family – how well are parents taught us. I learned how hard times remind you of your courage. And I learned that my father, who I always knew to be a good man was a trully Good man. He sees my mother every day. Carry on.

    Ann Jorn, Ph.D.
    Berkshire Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
    rebtberkshires.org

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    • Even though I have my own health issues I like to help others that need information, inspiration, guidance, and love. I can not express how much your comment means to me. You definitely wrote it at the perfect time.Things have been rough for me and my family lately and your advice and voice of confidence truly helps.Thank you!

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  42. You are a busy woman. Thank you for being a voice to others. I am blessed that you stopped in and liked one of my blogs. I too have had my journey with health problems- abuse tore me apart from the inside. I am on my road to recovery in many ways. Keep up the good fight my friend. Be blessed today as you search for hope and happiness. Meghan

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  43. You are beautiful! Thanks for deciding to follow. Meghan

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