Growing into Me with Bipolar

every one should see this. think not only of yourselves but the little ones in your life.


This is a really powerful ad that the ISPCC made two years ago. It brings home what emotional abuse does to a child. Please be aware it is extremely triggering if you’ve ever been emotionally abused. It has a powerful message though that is why I wanted to share it.

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Comments on: "Children believe what they are told" (5)

  1. Wow….I was told almost everything in this ad….while extremely sad, it’s also extremely validating. Thanks for posting this.

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    • ya, i thought that too. reminds me of my whole life. glad someone else could put it into words/images. makes me wonder too, what have i done to my kids from being mentally ill and raised by a mentally ill person who was abusive due to her mental illness? wonder if my kids would see themselves in this ad, and think of me as the parental abuser? makes my heart break.


      • I know exactly what you mean. My son had a serious breakdown that lasted almost three years when he was a teen, hell for him and everyone close too him, but by a total miracle he survived. Now he’s an adult, and we have processed a lot, and he assures me that he forgives me for my being a jerk and for his being a jerk, but guilt is the gift that keeps on giving, so I still beat myself up about it even though it’s not logical. He and I are wonderful friends now, so I really need to let the guilt go. It wasn’t about verbal abuse, rather, I was manic a lot and a workaholic, and he was mostly raised by nannies, some of whom were definitely not OK. I hardly saw him during his grade school years. And this, after I had spent four years in therapy already, trying to avoid doing to him what my mother did to me. So I just did it differently. It’s hard. But I think I’ve made a little bit of improvement over the previous generation, and I’m sure that he will make even bigger strides when he has his family. But it’s been a tough road.

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  2. it won’t work for me…may be because we are in different countries?


    • huh, i dont know, try clicking on where it says ‘view original’, because i reblogged it from a blogger in ireland. maybe view original will work then.


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