Authors: Paola Mason, SA
Event: 2005 TheMHS Conference
Subject: personal experiences, carers and family, families, COPMI, Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Paola Mason is the Co-convenor of COMIC (Children of Mentally Ill Consumers). Since February 2000 when Children of Mentally Ill Consumers was launched, Paola has worked tirelessly to heighten the awareness of the issues that children who have a parent with a mental illness may have to deal with at the same time as coping with the journey of traveling through childhood and adolescence. Paola is also the adult child of a parent with mental illness. She shares some of her observations about how services and individuals have attempted to address some of the grief and loss issues within families affected by parental mental illness.