23rd October 2019 - Written by Dympna Cunnane
The Carers Trust has released a new report on a whole family approach to support. However, it fails to mention young people caring for a parent affected by mental illness. Read more about our thoughts.
Adverse childhood experiences – resilience and protective factors
25th June 2019 - Written by Dympna Cunnane
Thinking about the lives of children who live in families where there is mental illness is a key focus of Our Time. Parental Mental Illness is one of the 10 ACEs but it is rarely present in children and young people’s mental health policy and practice.
Prevention: the new holy grail of treating mental illness – Our Time’s response
12th June 2019 - Written by Our Time
We write in response to the recent Guardian article on prevention and mental illness.
We are pleased to see a shift towards addressing mental health issues and the origins of these before they become an illness.
Postpartum Psychosis – how does it affect a family?
13th May 2019 - Written by Dr Alan Cooklin
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.
But postpartum psychosis is rare for a first time mother who has had no prior mental illness: about 1 in 1000 births.