When a parent has a mental illness...

Introduction

Did you know that there are lots of children who have a parent who might take medicine for feeling sad, getting very angry for no reason, not wanting to join in with things or saying and doing strange things?

That may be because they have a mental illness. Did you know that 1 in 12 children has a parent who is unwell in this way? No-one really knows exactly what happens in the brain when people have an illness like this. The films below give an idea of what might be going on for some.

Disclaimer

This is information, not advice. Please read our disclaimer.

About this information

This information reflects the best available evidence at the time of writing. Our mental health information for young people was written in 2017 and will be reviewed in 2020.

©  March  2017 Royal College of Psychiatrists

FILM: Tulisa - My Mum and me

Jul 17, 2018, 13:15 PM
An hour long documentary film about singer/songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos's life as a young child and teenager growing up with her mother who has schizoaffective disorder.
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FILM: Tulisa - My Mum and me

Jul 17, 2018, 13:15 PM
An hour long documentary film about singer/songwriter Tulisa Contostavlos's life as a young child and teenager growing up with her mother who has schizoaffective disorder.
Youtube or Vimeo URL : https://vimeo.com/14701711
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