The Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health is devoted to the translation and dissemination of research knowledge specific to families living with parental mental illness. The idea for an e-journal dedicated exclusively to research and innovation specific to parental mental illness was born from a group of international researchers and change agents committed to enhancing the lives of families living with parental mental illness. This group is called the International Research Collaborative for Change in Parent and Child Mental Health.
Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1 (2019) Mothers, Mental Health and Opioids: Engaging with Researchers @research4moms.com
Mothers, Mental Health and Opioids: Engaging with Researchers @research4moms.com
Shayna Mazel, Shannon Hennig, Yaara Zisman Ilani, and Joanne Nicholson
Co-occurring mental illness and opioid misuse is a significant and rising public health issue for mothers in the US. In recent years, opioid misuse during pregnancy has increased a great deal.1 Only a small subset of mothers will seek and receive help for themselves and their children.2, 3 When it is sought, treatment is not necessarily targeted or tailored to meet the needs of mothers and families.1 We are bringing mothers and researchers together to promote a shared understanding of mothers’ experiences and needs, and to inform research that is relevant, meaningful and effective, with the goal of improving mental health/opioid misuse treatment and outcomes for mothers and children.
Joanne Nicholson, PhD
Behavioral Health, Brandeis University - USA
Christine Grove, PhD
Faculty of Education, Monash University - Australia