Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Adult Children of Mentally Ill Parents

mentally ill parentAdults struggling with mental illness need our compassion and our support.

It isn’t an easy life and without having others to understand you life can seem very hard.

But when you add children to the equation things may change.

We all know kids are demanding and having a family can take its toll.

Trying to balance a mental health condition and parenting can seem impossible.

If not treated correctly, it can damage the child forever.

In this video, I discuss the impact mentally ill parents can have on their children, especially if they are not getting help.Adult children of mentally ill parents may have experienced a host of behaviors and attitudes that might be hard for others to understand. When a parent isn’t doing well it is easy for them to displace emotions and sometimes neglect appropriate treatment.

If this is the case and the parent refuses to take responsibility for getting help, the children can suffer for years. This often results in either the child experiencing problematic behaviors or their own mental health challenges. Adult children may look back and feel their childhood was characterized by trauma.

Sadly, some adult children grew up never fully understanding why their parent never sought help or treated them as they did. It’s important for children to understand that there is a reason for the behaviors of an unhealthy parent.

   
As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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Trying to understand all of the chaos associated with the #coronavirus can feel very overwhelming.

I want to let ALL of my clients/patients who come to Anchored Child & Family Counseling or who see me for consultations know that I am taking the necessary steps to ensure that all of the families and individuals who come to the office are safe and healthy.

Please know that, in the event Anchored Child & Family Counseling is asked to alter its hours or close for the safety of all clients/patients, I will be offering tele-health (online, computer, or phone) services. Although I do not anticipate this happening any time soon, this is important to be prepared for.

I also want to assure you that if I receive any information regarding the corona virus that involves your insurance and/or your care I will let you know as soon as possible.

Although many of the new reports may appear to be or feel exaggerated, as you know keeping our eyes open and making smart decisions is essential.

Please let me know if you have questions!
Tamara

 

 

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