Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PARENT RESOURCES

This section provides alternative views of how children in distress and difficulty and children whose behaviors are deemed unacceptable may be helped. It takes an essentially skeptical view of the current system of “diagnosing and treating mental disorders” and points parents in the direction of a variety of resources that may serve them. Nothing presented should be construed as medical advice. If you would like to point us in the direction of a resource that you think might be of value to parents (e.g. a blog post, an article, a service, an organization, etc.) please email us at [email protected].

Mad in America provides many other resources of interest to parents, educators, practitioners, legislators, change agents and anyone interested in children’s mental health and in mental health reform. These resources include information on psychiatric drug side effects and withdrawal, the risks of taking psychiatric medication during pregnancy, and other valuable information. Please explore this page to access these resources.

Eric Maisel is the curator of Mad in America’s Parent Resources Section. He is a retired family therapist and active coach, the author of 50+ books, and leads workshops nationally and internationally. His books include The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Life Purpose Boot Camp and his latest, Overcoming Your Difficult Family.

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Parenting in a “Mental Disorder” World

This may be an especially hard time to be a parent. In addition to all of the other stresses put on parents, from paying bills to dealing with a child’s toothaches, earaches and teenage years, now a parent has to deal with—and maybe protect herself from—the epidemic of “mental disorder” diagnosing (some would say labeling) that currently threatens millions of children and their parents.

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