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Resources for the kids
  • Why Are You So Sad: A Child's Book About Parental Depression (2002).
    Andrews, Beth. Magination Press, Washington DC.
  • Wishing Wellness: A Workbook for Children of Parents with Mental Illness (2006).
    Clarke, Lisa Anne. Magination Press, Washington DC (APA)
  • What happened to Mommy(1993). Fran, Renee. R.D. Eastman Publishing Inc., New York.
  • Kids Like Me - Children's Stories about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (1997). Foster, Constance H.Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Hidden Victims Hidden Healers: An Eight-Stage Healing Process for Families and Friends of the Mentally Ill. Johnson, J.T. New York, Doubleday
  • Troubled Journey (1997). Marsh, D. Putnam Special Markets, New York, New York
  • Why is Daddy Like He Is? A Book for Kids About PTSD (1990). Mason, P. Patience Press
  • Good Weather or Not (book & video)(1990). Rogers, Fred. Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR Inc. Family Communications, Inc.
  • I'm Not Alone: A Teen's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has a Mental Illness (2006). Sherman, Michelle D. PhD. Seeds of Hope Books Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.
  • Our Special Mom - An Interactive Storybook About Mental Illness (2004). Sobkiewicz, Tootsie. Children of Mentally Ill Parents, Pittsburgh, PA
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness - National and Local Chapters
    NAMI offers an array of peer education and training programs, initiatives and services for individuals, family members, health care providers and the general public. NAMI's education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks. These programs draw on the lived experience of individuals who have learned to live well with mental illness and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.
  • Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) The overall aim of the Australian COPMI initiative is to promote better mental health outcomes for children (0 - 18 years) of parents with a mental health problem or disorder.
  • Mental Health America MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
  • Resiliency Ohio Our Vision1. To empower youth and families to expect, define, and experience a lifetime of hope, well being,and achievement with full participation in their communities.2. To support and develop local mental health systems that foster resiliency at all levels of mental health care and education, including mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention, with the ultimate outcome of resilient individuals, families, and communities.
  • Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in-between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another — if they are given a chance.