Things are difficult sometimes but we don’t always say those things. Instead we cover over it with the things that make us and our families look perfect or ideal. But, no one has a perfect life without the storms.
My son has his storms daily. He has been on medication for ADHD, depression, and mild ODD for years now. It gives him the chance to stop and think clearly without his thoughts spinning out of control. This past Tuesday we got a call from him and the college counselor that we needed to come pick him up from school and they were placing him on medical release. They thought it was best that he come home from college to get his medications back on track, he hadn’t taken them in over two weeks. Not taking the meds leads to depression, which leads to him not taking his medications, which leads to him being more depressed….
This came to a head on Monday when he missed another morning class. He was staying up until 4-5 am trying to get his homework done and then would fall asleep and miss his alarm at 8 am. He would beat himself up calling himself stupid, dumb, and an idiot. He is none of those things.
So, he is home getting back on his meds and hopefully going back to school next week. I cannot say enough good things about the college in stepping in and helping him do the right thing without just kicking him out of school.
Life is never as easy as it appears online. There are always bumps in the road.