Monday, January 17, 2011

Would you have children knowing that you have a mental illness?

This was a response to a post at the Manic Depressive Talk blog by a woman who has chosen not to have kids and catches a lot of shit for her decision. The decision to have children is a very personal thing. Other people need to BUTT OUT!

I had my son when I was 25. I was not diagnosed until I was 38, with type II bipolar. I am very glad that I had my son but sad that he has inherited the gene for mood disorders, although thus far his seems to be unipolar depression. I would never have another child knowing what I know now. My son says that he will never have children.