WHY WE WERE FORMED
My son, Bryson, suffered mental abuse from my ex-husband, his biological father, during his early childhood. Much of the abuse I didn’t even know about until later on in his life. At the age of 2 we started seeing behavioral issues and by the age of 8, he was in full blown PTSD and was exhibiting this by severe aggression and violence, not only to his family, but also to other children and adults at school.
We began the difficult process of trying to get him the mental health treatment he needed. He was in and out of local facilities for months and we ended up having to make the very difficult decision to send him out of state for a residential stay at a top-notch mental health care treatment facility. Colorado didn’t offer this kind of treatment. This stay ended up lasting nearly six months. When Bryson came home, he completed his treatment at another local facility. Today Bryson is a normal, happy and healthy teenager and he has recently began opening up about his difficult experience. He even wrote a paper about it for his 8th grade Literature class by his own choice a few years ago.