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, 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.”

 

 

64 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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    • 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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