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Introduction to Susan Traugh, Author of ‘Life with Bob’

Introduction to Susan Traugh, Author of ‘Life with Bob’

"Life with Bob" author Susan Traugh talks about her life parenting children with bipolar and other mental illness.Hello, I’m Susan Traugh, one of the authors of Life with Bob about parenting children with mental illness at HealthyPlace. I live with a husband with bipolar disorder and have three children with mental illness: two with bipolar disorder and one with generalized anxiety disorder.

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Introduction to Melissa David, Author of ‘Life with Bob’

Introduction to Melissa David, Author of ‘Life with Bob’

Hi, I’m Melissa, and I parent a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), and anxiety. I am many things. I’m a clinical social worker in Minnesota. I am a writer and a gamer. I am a fan of cats, and I’m a bit of a geek. I am a parent of two beautiful children. And, yes, one of them happens to have a mental illness.

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Introduction to Christina Halli, Author of the Life with Bob Blog

Introduction to Christina Halli, Author of the Life with Bob Blog

Hello, my name is Christina Halli. I am excited to join HealthyPlace writing Life with Bob. I can tell you parenting a child with mental illness is tough, one of the hardest things I have done.

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About Heiddi Zalamar, Author of the “Life with Bob” Blog

About Heiddi Zalamar, Author of the “Life with Bob” Blog

My name is Heiddi Zalamar and I am a single mom to “Bob”, therapist and writer. As a licensed bilingual mental health counselor, I work as a child and family therapist in a low-income area in NYC. I have been working with kids since I was 13 years old, so by the time I had my son, I thought I could handle anything. NOT!

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About Angela McClanahan, Author of ‘Life With Bob’ Blog

About Angela McClanahan, Author of ‘Life With Bob’ Blog

Although I have a bipolar child, this is a blog about parenting a child with a mental illness. We discuss coping strategies, tactics and more. Join me.

When I began my journey into this wild terrain called “Motherhood,” I thought I knew what I was doing. After all, I was a 28-year-old, soon-to-be college graduate with three younger siblings. I had years of babysitting experience and the gifts of critical thinking and research in my arsenal. Having a child surely couldn’t be any more difficult than having a puppy, right?

That was almost nine years ago. Boy, have I learned a lot.

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