When Your Parent has a Mental Illness

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

This section of the website includes information for children and young people about their parents’ mental illness and their symptoms, and how they can get help if needed.

It includes specific information on the following topics:

  • ‘About mental illness’
  • ‘Different types of mental illness’
  • ‘Why does my parent have a mental illness?’
  • ‘Will my parent get better?’
  • ‘Getting help’
  • ‘Advice from other young people’
  • ‘When you’re at school’
  • ‘Are you a young carer?’

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