How Can I Help My Children? A Guide To Parents Who Have Mental Problems


This booklet was written in Finland and translated into English for parents who experience mental illness, with advice around parenting when you’re unwell.

“Parents who have psychological difficulties often worry about their children. Parenting may not work out like before. Tiredness may rob parents of strength and patience. They may also wonder how their children perceive their illness and how it affects them. This handbook tries to answer some of the questions parents with mental health problems might have.”

Tytti Solantaus
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For use by families where a parent has a mental illness, their supporters, and services who work with them.