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

Advice from other kids


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Other kids who have a Mum or Dad with a mental illness want you to know...

"Sometimes it feels like you are making it worse, but it’s not your fault."

“Staying closed up never helps.”

“It’s good to talk to someone you trust.”

“Things will get easier.”

“You don’t have to be perfect – you can show it when you’re struggling.”

“Don’t blame yourself.”

“Looking after you actually helps your parents.”

“It’s normal to feel confused about how to help.”

“Focus on the good things.”

“There is lots of help out there.”

“Remember you’re no different to anyone else – you just have a parent with a mental illness.


If you want more in-depth info go to the Teenagers/Young Adults section.




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