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Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

As a parent who survived my son’s high-school years, while balancing care for his mental illness, I wanted to share some especially damaging comments that I heard from other parents, family members and school staff.

If you hear any of these, I hope you know that your willingness to stand up for your child matters. My son told me that without his father and I as parents, he would not have survived. He depended on our support for not only getting through high school, but his actual survival.

Source: Things Not to Say to a Parent of a Child with Mental Illness | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness


By Eve Reiland

Contact | internationalbadassactivists@gmail.com

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