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 Parental and Family Mental Health Worldwide.
Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3 (2017) Enhancing Family Communication in Families Where a Parent has a Mental Illness
Enhancing Family Communication in Families Where a Parent has a Mental Illness
Scott Yates and Lina Gatsou
In this brief we will discuss the Think Family-Whole Family Programme, which differs from other interventions by putting a central focus on fostering effective communication within families. This can enhance families’ understanding of parental mental illness (PMI) and how it affects behavior and relationships, help families jointly set goals for recovery, and enable more supportive interactions among family members.
Joanne Nicholson, PhD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth - USA
Christine Grove, PhD
Faculty of Education, Monash University - Australia