‘About Mental Illness’ – Videos About Different Mental Illnesses

The Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) national initiative, Australia

This webpage includes ten videos explaining different mental illnesses to children and young people. They aim to help them to understand the symptoms of their parents’ mental illness specifically, and also about how they can look after themselves.

These videos are suitable for mental health workers and for parents explaining mental illness to their child, or for young people who are wanting information about their parents mental illness.

The videos cover the following topics:

  • ‘What is mental illness?’
  • ‘Getting better’
  • ‘Looking after you’
  • ‘What is depression?’
  • ‘What is anxiety?’
  • ‘What is bipolar?’
  • ‘What is psychosis?’
  • ‘What is personality disorder?’
  • ‘What are eating disorders?’

The page will load an introductory video automatically which can be viewed first and explains how to use the rest of the videos.

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