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  • Writer's pictureDarcie @ Leighton Lane

How to Share Your Mental Health Struggles with Your Children


Mom and young son hugging in front of Christmas tree

I wasn't quite sure what age I should tell my children about my mental health struggles. At what age is a child even cognitive enough to grasp a secure understanding of a disease most adults don't fully understand? How do I explain an invisible illness that can cripple the mind of the strongest man to a child who has only made a few trips around the sun? What do I say, and how do I say it in a way that does not invoke fear or confusion? After all, my disease is genetic, and my children could inherit it.


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