Year: 2004 Source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, v.28, no.1, (Summer 2004), p.25-31 SIEC No: 20050413

22 children ages 5 to 17 described their experiences living within a family that included a parent with a psychiatric disability who was involved in community mental health agency services. The children’s descriptions of parents’ “good days” & “bad days,” along with their perceptions of psychiatric disabilities & rehabilitation, were collected & reviewed. The authors found that the children expressed concerns about multiple family stressors, including parental suicide behaviours. (23 refs)