Mental Illness

Helping Siblings of Mentally Ill Adults

Mental Illness Affects All Family Members It can be difficult to navigate the waters when your adult child has a mental illness. You may feel overwhelmed, helpless, guilty or hopeless. The last thing you need to do is worry about any of your other children, but the fact is you need to do just that.… Continue reading Helping Siblings of Mentally Ill Adults

Mental Illness

The Legal Rights of a Mentally Ill Child

What are My Rights? I remember one of the hardest things about having an adult child with a mental illness is the feeling of hopelessness. When their condition is not under control, it can be frustrating and upsetting. It’s during times like those that you wonder about your legal rights as the parent of a… Continue reading The Legal Rights of a Mentally Ill Child

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Coping With Your Adult Child’s Mental Illness

When Their Mental Illness Threatens Your Sanity One of the hardest things I found when my son was battling with his mental illness, was the sense of overwhelming stress and helplessness. Coping with your adult child and their mental illness can definitely cause your mental health to suffer. I define stress as when you need… Continue reading Coping With Your Adult Child’s Mental Illness

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Your Adult Child was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

What Now? When you discover your adult child is bipolar, you may be reeling at an unexpected diagnosis or you may even be feeling relief that there is finally an explanation for your child’s erratic behavior. Either way, here you are. A bit about bipolar There are many mental health disorders are found in people… Continue reading Your Adult Child was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder