Parenting Kids with Mental Health Issues....filter November 22, 2019 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Over the years there have been a number of AskMe posts about parenting kids with mental health issues, and some of them were written by other people! Which leads me to believe that there are other parents on Metafilter wrestling with the practical, social, and other challenges of raising kids with mental health challenges or diagnoses. I'm certainly not finding the community I want around this elsewhere, so I'm looking to Metafilter. I wonder whether there's an interest for a group of parents who have these struggles, to put heads together, problem-solve and hold space for one another.

Happy to be Memailed or otherwise contacted if people don't want to comment publicly. I'm not sure whether this would be a Slack, a group text, a Discord, a Facebook group or something else, and I think Discord is spelled wrong? It probably depends on what people already use.
posted by chesty_a_arthur to MetaFilter-Related at 3:07 PM (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I would be down for this.
posted by selfnoise at 4:17 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]


There sort of is in the Facebook group More Inside I think. It's not that active but it's certainly supportive of parenting with difficulty.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 5:56 PM on November 22 [1 favorite]


I'd be down for this, as a parent and as a special educator who can help people navigate school systems.
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 6:42 PM on November 22 [2 favorites]


I would join. (I use Slack but not Facebook.) Thanks for the idea.
posted by eirias at 4:10 AM on November 23 [1 favorite]


I would join, on the platform of your choice, though I find chat unsatisfying, and prefer facebook.
posted by theora55 at 6:58 AM on November 23 [1 favorite]


I would be up for giving this a try. My only social media is Facebook, but I'm not averse to joining Slack or Discord.
posted by Orlop at 7:49 AM on November 23 [1 favorite]


Both my kid and I have mental health issues and now I have grandchildren. So if grandparents are welcome, I would also be open to participating.
posted by Bella Donna at 8:49 AM on November 23 [3 favorites]


Just got back to the hotel from visiting my child in the neuropsych inpatient unit for like their 150th or so night this year, and get to visit again in like 2 hours. We hope to *maybe* have them home for thanksgiving if all the stars align.

So fuck yeah count me in.
posted by inflatablekiwi at 2:39 PM on November 23 [7 favorites]


I won't do anything on facebook but might have something to add on another platform or venue.
posted by Stanczyk at 4:16 PM on November 23 [2 favorites]


I would consider joining. Prefer non-Facebook.
posted by baseballpajamas at 7:28 PM on November 24 [1 favorite]


I would consider it - prefer Slack but other platforms considered (prefer not FB though if possible)
posted by crocomancer at 3:22 AM on November 25


I'd join. Facebook is easiest. If you use another platform I'd try to participate.
posted by JenMarie at 9:28 AM on November 25


I would also consider this, happy with any platform that works.
posted by RandomInconsistencies at 1:34 PM on November 25


This sounds interesting to me too. Whatever platform seems best.
posted by ceejaytee at 3:46 PM on November 25 [1 favorite]


And me. Any platform. Virtual hug to anyone who needs it today.
posted by stellathon at 2:55 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


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