Help for Parents: Is it Time?
Do you have a child or a family member struggling with the diseases of mental health and/or addiction and feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and don’t know who to turn to for help? Feeling alone in the battle of addiction is a horrible emotion, but we understand, as we have been in your shoes before. If this sounds like where you are in life, please take this short quiz. We may be able to help you help your child.
Fear for health and safety
Do you often find yourself panicked, not being able to control racing thoughts when your loved one is away from you during active addiction, fearful he/she may die?
Trouble at Work
Do you find yourself missing more and more time from work due to your loved one’s active addiction or not having the ability to focus when you are at work?
Struggle with the "if onlys"
Do you find yourself feeling guilty for your loved one’s addiction or mental health conditions, thinking things like “had I not gotten divorced” or “had I not worked so much” or “had I done this differently” your loved one may not be struggling with these diseases?
Struggling with sadness
Do you find yourself crying two or more times per week over your loved one’s addiction?
Struggling with anger
Do you feel frequent anger or resentment towards your loved one for what he/she has put your family through?
Enabling an addiction
Do you find yourself giving in to your loved one, knowing you shouldn’t be by; giving them money, letting them live under your roof while actively using, allowing their significant other to live under your roof while actively using just to keep him/her close to your side for protection?
Has your physical health declined as your loved one’s addiction and/or mental health diseases progressed?
Mental health struggles
Do you feel helpless, hopeless, depressed, or confused?
Struggling to get out of bed
Do you feel like it is a struggle to get out of bed most days to carry on a functional life?
Do you feel like none of your family or friends understands what you’re going through and, therefore; don’t feel comfortable discussing your pain with them?
Feeling like giving up
Do you sometimes feel like giving up on life due to the stress your loved one’s addiction and/or mental health has caused you?
Willing to get help
Are you willing to learn valuable tools to help get your loved one back to normal?