Episode 80 : Spotlight on mental health, saving Chloe, and the Cookie Connection

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Off Script with Trish Glose/News 10

The spotlight is on mental health among young people in Episode 80. KTVL’s Trish Glose interviews Andrea Berryman Childreth (The Lemonade Project) about her daughter, Chloe, and what she and her husband noticed about their daughter from a very early age. Chloe was diagnosed as ADHD and bipolar at the young age of 6, but Andrea talks about how that didn’t seem to help relieve the stress of their situation. From that diagnosis, things only got worse and eventually, they sent their daughter to a residential treatment facility in Utah. Andrea talks about how finding help, treatment and support for a child with mental illness was not only scarce, but how her family managed to save their daughter, and how they’re surviving today.

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Oregon author shares her experience raising a daughter with mental illness.

Friday, November 22, 2019, Central Oregon Daily News

Andrea Berryman Childreth’s daughter Chloe was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age six.

“We from a very young age with her noticed signs and symptoms,” Berryman Childreth said.

What followed for Andrea was years of navigating misdiagnoses, trying out treatments and struggling with schools and insurance companies.

When her daughter was 13, Andrea took what she’d learned and started a blog called the Lemonade Project.

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Mother talks of challenges raising a mentally ill child.

Friday, November 22, 2019, KTVZ

Author of new book speaks in Bend to bring awareness of mental health issues

Mental health issues are still often a taboo topic in society, but the Oregon mother of a mentally ill child is working to break the stigma and bring more awareness to the issue.

Andrea Berryman-Childreth is teaching parents through her new book called On the Edge: Help and Hope for Parenting Mentally Ill Children on how to help acknowledge and support a child who suffers from mental illnesses.

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HAPPINESS IN PROGRESS: Mental Illness in Children feat. Andrea Berryman Childreth

Thursday, August 20, 2019

Andrea Berryman Childreth is the author of ‘On the Edge: Help and Hope for Parenting Children with Mental Illness.” Andrea wrote this book after struggling to find resources in her own journey of raising a child with a neurological disorder and mental illness. She also the founder of blog “Bipolar Lemonade.”

In this conversation, she shares her experience, why early intervention is so critical, finding a new normal with mental illness and some tangible tips to help a child with mental illness cope. 

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Woman’s blog and book help guide parents of children with mental illness.

Thursday, August 8, 2019, KATU2

Andrea Berryman Childreth discusses the challenges parents of children with mental illnesses face. She started a blog called The Lemonade Project and has written a book on the subject.

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Interview with Don Hurley, KOOL 103.5

Medford mother releases mental illness parenting book

by Jennevieve Fong, Monday, March 18th, 2019, KTVL10

A Medford mother released a book about her family’s experience raising a daughter with a mental illness. Author Andrea Berryman Childreth has been navigating through the mental health system for years, while parenting her daughter Chloe.

Berryman Childreth said she has been writing “On The Edge” for the last four years to provide others a practical guide to parenting a child with mental illness.

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She wrote the book for challenged parents

by Vickie Aldous of the Mail Tribune | Monday, March 18th, 2019

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.”

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