COPMI - Children of Parents with a Mental Illness - Keeping families in mind

The 'Family Focus' DVD

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Many parents who experience depression or anxiety worry about whether they should talk with their children about their illness and how much they should say.

The Family Focus DVD helps you start the conversation with your child - because open family discussion has been proven to bolster family strength and build a child's resilience to developing mental health problems of their own.

Why talk about it?

What you SAY > The symptoms of depression or anxiety can influence how you think, feel, act and communicate.

What they HEAR > Other family members, particularly children, can be confused with what they see and hear. They might not understand what’s happening.

What you MEAN > You might be hesitant to mention your depression or anxiety but talking about it as a family can help everyone make sense of what’s going on.

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We recommend you have sought or are seeking support from a health professional before watching Family Focus.
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 Family Focus was produced by COPMI with support from beyondblue.
The Children of Parents with a Mental Illness national initiative is funded by the Australian Government.
Family Focus DVD can be viewed via YouTube.

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