Grades mean NOTHING when weighed against a child’s mental health

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This is so true, but often ignored in our society, that is obsessed with success and achievement.

When I was growing up, my Bipolar Disorder (the early symptoms of depression, OCD, and insomnia) were not addressed or treated.

Instead, achievement in school became my vehicle of escape by obsessing about grades and compulsively performing at a very high level.

I graduated as High School Valedictorian, but that came at the price of a rapid downward spiral into full blown Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism when I started college.

Grades mean NOTHING when weighed against a child’s mental health.

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