UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research



Document Type


Medical Subject Headings

Family Relations; Mental Disorders; Mentally Ill Persons; Child of Impaired Parents


Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the impact of parents who have mental illness on children and families. The report discusses the scope of the issue and the experiences of parents with mental illness, federal and State policies impacting policies and practices relating to parents with mental illness, current programs for parents with mental illness and their families, and recommended steps for improving and expanding services.

Prepared for the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.


Citation: Nicholson, J., Biebel, K., Hinden, B., Henry, A. & Stier, L. (2001) Critical issues for parents with mental illness and their families. Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.



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