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.

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Young carers discuss their experiences

In a series of videos from OurTime – a charity which supports young people affected by parental mental illness – three young women talk about their experiences growing up. 

 

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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