Mental Health and Parenting: How Your Disability Affects Your Child
Mental Health and Parenting: How Your Disability Affects Your Child
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Psychiatric disabilities come with many unique challenges. When you couple having a psychiatric disability with being a parent, there can be even more concerns — those that have to do solely with the psychiatric disability, those that have to do solely with parenting and those that involve the intersection of both. In these instances, arming yourself with knowledge about your psychiatric disability and its effects on your children and your family can be incredibly helpful. In this module, we will discuss how to educate yourself, your supporters and potentially our child about your psychiatric disability, and we will discuss prejudice, recovery and empowerment for you. We will examine the impact of mental health issues on your family, including how to recognize whether your child has a mental health issue. As a result of completing this module and doing the work that accompanies it, you should have a better understanding of your mental health and its effects on your child. This has the potential for making you a better parent.