Issue Brief

Meeting the Intergenerational Needs of Families Where a Parent Has a Mental Illness [English and Spanish versions]

Authors: Melinda Goodyear (School of Rural Health, Monash University and the Parenting Research Centre) , Myfanwy McDonald (Parenting Research Centre) , Henry von Doussa (Monash University and the Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University) , Rose Cuff (Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University) , Beth Dunlop (Austin Health)

  • Meeting the Intergenerational Needs of Families Where a Parent Has a Mental Illness [English and Spanish versions]

    Issue Brief

    Meeting the Intergenerational Needs of Families Where a Parent Has a Mental Illness [English and Spanish versions]

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Abstract

Parental mental illness can have significant psychological, social and economic impacts on families. Because of the potential impact of a parent’s mental illness on children, it can also have an “intergenerational” impact. For example, children may develop a heightened awareness of their parent’s symptoms, become burdened with caring responsibilities and may even develop their own mental health conditions though a mix of genetic and environmental influences. It is important for services to address the intergenerational impacts of parental mental illness. This issue brief is about one program in Australia that may be able to meet the intergenerational needs of families where a parent has a mental illness.

A Spanish translation of this publication is available to download under "Additional Files".

Keywords: parental mental illness, FaPMI, Families where a Parents has a Mental Illness (FaPMI), mental illness, Australia, parent-child relationships, Spanish

How to Cite:

Goodyear, M., McDonald, M., von Doussa, H., Cuff, R. & Dunlop, B., (2018) “Meeting the Intergenerational Needs of Families Where a Parent Has a Mental Illness [English and Spanish versions]”, Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health 3(2): 1011. doi: https://doi.org/10.7191/parentandfamily.1011

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Published on
12 Oct 2018
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