I don't press for info but he will tell me bits and pieces of what they talk about. I feel confident saying that my son is NOT mentally ill. No more than I am, or most people are. Yes, he's damaged, he has issues that plague him, but I don't think he's mentally ill.
I believe his drug use is directly related to a lot of the stuff he's had pushed down inside him for years. Unfortunately with heroin, the drug takes over and the old problems become minor compared to what the addiction does to your life.
I have hope for Keven. I have a good feeling about the direction he's heading right now. Of course I could be wrong (have been many times before) but for today I am going to enjoy feeling this way and keep my attitude positive.
In the midst of it all, I know many parents are struggling, worried, confused, hurting...I was there for a long time. I still go there when things get dark. But there can be, and hopefully will be, light at the end of the tunnel. Never give up hope.
What is EMDR? Someone asked so here is what I copied from Kev's therapist's site:
Peace, Hope and Love, Barbara