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The Legacy of a Mentally Unwell Parent

Can you be a good parent when you’re mentally unwell?

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A big question, really.

If you ask me that question as a child of a mother with several mental illnesses, the answer would be no. A big fat NO. But if you ask me as a parent, one with their own mental illness, then I’d say yes. Of course.

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Mason Sabre

Mason Sabre

Mason is an author and a teacher. He loves to write and read and will always be a life-long learner.

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