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Parenting With a Serious Mental Illness: What Clinicians Need to Know

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As I deteriorated with my mental health over a couple of years when my daughter was 2 and 3 years old, I was in constant therapy, sometimes twice a week with intermittent phone calls.

Yet, I was not getting any parenting advice, even though I was clearly struggling. First, I was never warned I may have some issues with parenting because of my mental illness.

Then, when I started having issues, I was afraid to share them with my therapist because I feared losing my child to state custody.

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