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Growing up with Mental Illness in the Family

Children experiencing a home life with a parent who is going through mental struggles express a spectrum of feelings of shame, worry, guilt, fear, and confusion about what is happening in the family system. Stress in any one aspect of the family system closely affects the strength of the family system. The healthy parent takes on the burden of not only taking care of the sick parent but also serving as a safe haven for the child. As a result, there is a high risk of caregiver burnout and the healthy parent not realizing they need support of their own.

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