My son has bipolar disorder and GAD (and hypothyroidism, which developed as a result of the lithium). He takes pills 3 times a day, including at school. He is very worried that someone will find out he takes pills so they do it very discreetly at school and he doesn't want us to talk about it with anyone. I understand that mental illness carries a social stigma but I think at some point people will find out. He has said if people find out that he won't want to leave the house ever again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So whatever your child's issue - are they embarrassed about it and do they try and hide it?