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By sharing our knowledge and experiences, we can put an end to the myths and assumptions around parental mental illness. If you want to share your own story and help others find out more about parental mental illness, you can submit your blog or your vlog online through the Our Time website.

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Postpartum Psychosis – how does it affect a family?
Mother holding child's hand
Postpartum Psychosis – is a pretty stark term and scary for new parents facing all the other pressures and changes that can accompany the arrival of their first baby.
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Girls at risk
Why are women’s bodies the cause of such distress and what is being done to help? I write this piece because the young women interviewed for this national survey will be the young mothers of the next generation and unless we do something now to build their sense of self-worth and self-confidence we will inherit, yet another generation of children whose lives are blighted by parental mental illness.
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The importance of talking
two young women talking in a cafe at a table
Talking is a vital part of life but when it comes to mental illness, it can be a hard thing to do for both parents and children alike. We look at how small steps can make a big difference.
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Healthy: Inside and Out
woman holding a coffee cup with back to camera
For Children's Mental Health Week this year, the theme is "Healthy: Inside and Out". Dr Alan Cooklin explores what that means for children whose parent has a mental illness.
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Can we afford to delay mental health support in schools?
Teenager in a classroom looking worried
Pupils may not have access to mental health services for a decade. What will happen to the generation who are affected now? Our Time looks at the impact on young people affected by parental mental illness.
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Stay mentally well during the festive season
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The holiday season can be an exciting and relaxing time for some, but it can also be a stressful and draining for many. If you struggle to get through the holiday season, you’re not alone.
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