From a Friends for Mental Health article titled “Children living with a mentally ill parent,” by Jaimie Byrne, the prospect of living with a mentally ill parent is said to be “chaotic, disorganized, and filled with tension,” if the proper steps towards understanding the mental illness are not made naturally. The article encourages children to fully acknowledge the fact that their parent(s) are “sick,” -- as physical illness is a common ground for young people, a concept which they can grasp -- and that they are in need of support and acceptance in order to live a fulfilling and healthy home life. They must also educate themselves on the mental illness and what to say when a parent’s mental illness is at its worst. Living with a mentally ill parent is completely possible, and should not be used as an excuse for neglect. There are simply more things to take note of and to do in order to maintain a strong parent-child relationship.
I ended up telling my mom I needed a therapist and she got worried. She found out that I self harmed and took me straight to the doctor. They recommended me to therapists, but those therapists didn’t help much. I ended up going to a psychiatric hospital after a few months for trying to kill myself. It got really bad.
In the book The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow, is centered around the main characters and their efforts of defining what family means. Due to the traumatizing event that happened to them, their unfamiliar environment and, the image that society has label onto them, which led the main characters to question themselves what does family means. Both of the protagonist in the story suffers from the traumatizing event that had happened to them by the cause of their family. When Rachel was still a child, her mother always told her that she will always be there to protect Rachel, however, that was not the case. Rachel's mother pushed Rachel and her siblings off a 9 story building.
At first I couldn’t stand her, I was so angry the way she treated David. Then after the went to court and she showed him some love after court I felt sort of bad for her then whenever I found out it was just an act I went back to despising her. - My feelings towards Stephen, David’s father, we all over the place also. At first he was angry with Roerva because they way she treated David so I liked him but as David got older and never checked on him I started to dislike him. He acted like he cared about David but then just abandoned him.
If we did not go along with this excerise she would discipline us by taking things that we loves (cellphone, tv, etc.). Now my dad was totally different, he never said to much but when he did the fear of God would overcome us. He could look as us and we instantly knew to stop doing whatever we were doing. When it comes to conflict I am more like my father. When I am introduced with conflict especially in the jobs that I have, I have to be calm and look at the entire situation as a whole.
He made me doubt my self worth which in turn made everything else in my life a lot harder, including school. Once my parents noticed the downfall of my grades, friend group, and overall happiness they took me to a counselor to talk about what was
At this point in time my mother and I weren 't as close as we are now. When I thought I had hit my lowest point, I kept it to myself. I knew my mother already had her own issues and I didn 't believe what I was feeling was a big deal. I don 't remember exactly everything that happened, but I do remember the constant fighting and crying. My stepdad, we call him Johnson, had been lying to my mom about a handful of things and it was causing them to argue.
There have been several narrative based studies that collect the experiences of each group. One set of researchers focused on the parents and found that there was an overwhelmingly negative reaction to learning their child’s diagnosis (Sanders, Carter & Goodacre, 2007). Parents often feel burdened by the decision and are not aware that delaying the corrective surgery is even an option. The parents often expressed confusion and uncertainty about how to address or refer to their child. They were hesitant to speak in absolutes regarding their child’s gender, which is particularly hard because everyone’s first question for a couple about their new child is if they had a boy or a girl (Sanders, Carter & Goodacre, 2007).
I don’t like to talk about what happened, but afterwards, I was so used to being disappointed and being alone that I did what I had always done. I hid what had happened, and tried to forget, but there are just some things you can’t forget. I developed a natural distrust for everyone, including my family, and I shut myself out from everyone. This led to the development of a few mental issues, and inevitably, my suicide attempts. After high school, I made a few friends and began to open up a bit more, but with that, my past began emerging.
When she was nine years old her parents adopted a 14-year-old foster girl. This changed my mom’s world as she started being abused both physically and emotional by this girl, which went on for over four years. When asked about when the abuse started my mom said, “I had no concept of abuse before this happened, it shattered my safe little world”. My mom hide the abuse from her family and friends as she felt that her parents were trying to do good thing for this girl and she did not want take that away from them. However, after about seven months the abused escalated to a point that my mother could no longer hide it and she was sent to live with her Aunt for four months until the social worker felt it was safe for my mother to come home again.
The articles main focus is to examine older youth within the foster care system and their reaction to psychological instability. The different stages of growth throughout the child/children life and what might have been the trigger to offset a change. A lot of mental disabilities are cause from a combination of dramatic factors (sexual assault, abandonment as a child, neglect) drugs, and/or alcohol. The method in which was used to gather data was Diagnostic interview Schedule for DSM-IV. DSM-IV: Codes that are identified as psychosocial stressors and Environmental Problems.
Dana’s history of maltreatment, both from her birth family and foster families, may have been the cause of the lengthy list of social problems that followed. Poor outcomes are associated with children who are abused, runaway, and have a drug dependency problem. Literature has shown that children who are sexually abused as children have high risk of being a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, become addicts, and becoming pregnant as adolescents. Foster parents are supposed to protect children, yet Dana was exposed to additional abuse in out of home care. She was reunified to her parents yet they were unable to protect her from becoming a CSEC victim.
At the most critical time of their lives, their parents have denied them the support they need to become productive adults.” When Meyer says this he expresses how these young denied teens are abandoned when they are at the most critical part of their life; when they seek guidance. When most parents are in denial they choose to go to psychologists because they are convinced that it is just a “phase” and they will quickly get over it. There are also cases where parents would force their child to be