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. For this reason, it is important for services to address the intergenerational impacts of parental mental illness.
- parental mental illness
- families where a parents has a mental illness (FaPMI)
- mental illness
- parent-child relationships