I have a daughter who has misdiagnosed plenty of times. First she was diagnosed with ADHD. Then she was diagnosed with depression. Then she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Then she was diagnosed with impulse disorder. She has been on so much medicine. I have been going through with her trying to kill herself for over 5 years. I have been going though with her wanting to kill me and my husband and her siblings. I felt a lot of guilt, I thought if I had stayed home with her instead of working that maybe she would be happy. I soon realized that no matter what I have done would not be enough. I am a Christian women that loves God. I thought maybe she was being defiant because she did not want to be raised in a Christian home. One day the Lord dealt with me about being in denial. He let me know that I was in denial. I did not want to except that my daughter has a mental illness and she needs help. The Lord let me see that when you are in denial you constantly believe a lie. You tell yourself “If I should of,” and “if I could of” all of the time. You constantly blame your self for your child’s behavior when it is not your fault. The Lord let me see that when you accept that your child has a mental illness there is nothing to do but accept it and be there for them as much as you can. Today my daughter is in a mental hospital, and I am not worried about her. I know she is in good hands. I continue to pray for her. I still love her, even when she threatens me and my family. I accept that she has special needs that I can not give her at times. So in my closing, be encouraged, every parent out there, that is going through this. Let God give you strength. He has given me peace. The peace that surpasses all understanding. He can give you that peace also. May the God of peace be with you this day.
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