UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research

Publication Date


Document Type



Family Relations; Mental Disorders; Mentally Ill Persons; Child of Impaired Parents; Mothers; Mother-Child Relations; Maternal Behavior


Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


Parenting is a meaningful role for the majority of American women, including those with mental health disorders. Success in this role, particularly for women with mental health disorders, would seem to be intimately related to mental health promotion, the recovery process, and successful functioning in other major life domains (e.g., employment, community living, and personal health and well-being). The achievement of maximum social participation for women with mental health disorders may hinge on addressing the challenges they face as parents.


Presented at Margins to Mainstream: World Congress on Mental Health Promotion and Prevention. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 2008.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Margins to Mainstream: World Congress on Mental Health Promotion and Prevention, 2008



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