Andrea Berryman Childreth has a message for parents struggling to cope with a child’s mental illness.
“You’re not alone. There are thousands upon thousands of other families that are going through this. It’s just no one talks about it,” she said.
The Medford mom and business owner has released a new book called “On the Edge: Help & Hope for Parenting Children with Mental Illness.”
The practical how-to guide is based on years of research and experience coping with her daughter Chloe’s mental illness. Chloe deals with bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a learning disorder and an auditory processing disorder.
Berryman Childreth, the owner of a Medford marketing firm, isn’t shy about telling people she herself struggled with anxiety, depression and bulimia as a young woman. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 34.