My six year old son has been diagnosed as bi-polar, there is a heavy family history on his father's side and some mental health issues on my mother's side of the family as well. (my son's father, grandmother and aunt all have BP, and or OCD, BPD, ODD & ADHD.) My family had chronic depression & BPD*my mom, and I have a counsin on my mother's side with bpd, ocd, and odd. So it's been rough, recently my son started talking more and more about death and wanting to die, not sure if this is something that all kids go through or if it's more so he truly has BP. I thought at first the doctors were wrong and that I could "fix" it. I guess I have some co-dependanat traits, I always want to fix the world. It doesn't work, but I still try like heck to do it anyway. I guess where I am going with this is today he seemed more so depressed and when I called his psychologist and counselor they said we will try to see him this week... we will call you back. I have to work tonight, I work the evening shift and I am really worried about leaving him, although I know that he is in good hands- I still worry. I can't afford to take the time off of work, but in the same token I am very concerned. Am I a bad mom for putting him off or not getting him help immediately!?
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