publication . Other literature type . 2010

Experiences of adult offspring of parents with a mental illness : putting together the pieces and making meaning of experiences

Harstone, Andrea Nancy;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia
According to a 2009 Canadian national health survey approximately 12% of children under the age of 12 live in a household were the survey respondent reported one or more mood, anxiety or substance use disorder (Bassani, Padoin, Philipp & Veldhiuzen, 2009). In fact, one out of every five individuals will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. It is widely accepted that people who experience mental illness parent at the same rate as the general population. Numerous studies have explored the topic of children of parents with a mental illness. Early research focused on understanding the adverse effects on children and specifically on identifying risk...
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