Charmer7, don't know if you're still on the board, but so hear you!!!! I was raised in a family where any kind of mental illness was taboo. My family hit the roof when I told them. And they still refuse to believe that my little sister needs help big time. sigh. Thank goodness for my wonderful husband. I don't know how I'd cope without him.
My step mother in law told me something interesting yesterday. She used to work in the medical field and supposedly when it comes to genetic conditions the father tends to pass things to the daughter and mother to the son. Plus some conditions skip a generation. Interesting. Unfortunately my kids would have been cursed no matter what. I'm bipolar and my husband's mom was. Sigh. Have a good day guys, and thanks for reposting Sky.