I did a deep dive into Self-Care: It was my method of surviving. It was either falling off a cliff or rising.
The mom of a son born with polymicrogyria speaks about how focusing on caring for herself and coping through mindfulness techniques kept her from going into a deep depression. “It was either falling off the cliff or rising. It was clear I needed to focus every day on my mental and physical well-being. And it has paid off for my family.” She describes various practices including writing poetry and volunteering to help others and stresses how prescribing self-care to parents should be part of the care prescription.