No! I Won’t Take My Medicine!

 

No! I Won't Take My Medicine - Anchor Of Promise

There is a common thread that unites many parents of teens today affected with mental illness.  This thread is the unwillingness  or refusal by teens to take medication for their mental impairment.  

It is frustrating, scary and overwhelming. How can you help your teen when all they do is battle you?  You beg, plead, bribe, or threaten in every way for them to take their medicine.  None of it works.

So what does work? There is only one place to get that answer – your teen.

Now you may think the only response you are going to get from your teen is the word, “No!” After all, that is a common word you have been confronted with daily.  Just because they give a negative answer does not mean that teens want to live in a life of mental confusion.  They truly want what every other teen has – normalcy or free of illness. Continue reading

The New Mental Health Scare for Parents!

The New Mental Health Scare for Parents! - Anchor Of PromiseIn New Jersey, a law will soon be in the books that will cut parents out of mental health decisions. Noted in the MadInAmerica.com site, The Hoboken Patch and PolitickerNJ reported that the New Jersey State Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would allow teens to “consent” to psychiatric or psychological treatment of any kind without the consent — or even the knowledge — of their parents. Continue reading