Mrs. Jones

Welcome. This blog is part of a journey into my son’s eating disorder and about how it has affected our family. I fear many families are experiencing similar situations and are hiding their pain as there is still too much stigma attached to mental illness. If someone you care for has cancer or diabetes everyone is understanding and supportive, but mental health is misunderstood and even taboo. I invite you to share this journey with me and hope that we can find ways to cope and help each other along the way.

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Anti-New Year’s Resolutions

You may be as tired as I am of New Year’s resolutions. As a younger woman I actually believed in them. I thought I could will myself to shed the extra pounds, improve my physical health, and fill in my calendar with well-intentioned activities and goals.

This year, however, I am resolved to throw out the agenda and stop […]

The sooner you find out, the better.

As heartbreaking as it is to discover that your son or daughter has an eating disorder, depression, another type of mental illness or may have even attempted suicide, there is a positive side. You have found out in time. The younger your child is, the better his chances are of recovery.

I am not a professional. I am only a […]


Last night I had nightmares. They weren’t about snakes or escaping from a murderer. I was able to walk in them, not like in a real nightmare when you want to flee but your body is stuck in slow motion. They were realizations that sometimes come to me in the middle of the night, a detail about a […]

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve and Christmas day are the most difficult times for many people. They conjure up happy childhood memories of love, family, candlelit services, colorfully lit up trees, gifts wrapped in shiny paper and special homemade treats of old family recipes that we only eat once a year.

Once we lose our childhood and as some of the people […]

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