BApK

Bundesverband der Angehörigen psychisch erkrankter Menschen e.V.

Materials for affected children, adolescents and parents

“I am not comfortable in my own skin”. This is a feeling you have surely had to deal with since you became aware of your mother’s or father’s mental illness. Along with this feeling of discomfort comes a feeling of being lost. With its booklets “But what about ME”, “It’s my turn” and “Family Matters”, the self-help organisation for families dealing with psychiatric issues, Familien-Selbsthilfe Psychiatrie, aims to provide pointers on how to navigate through the unfamiliar world of mental illness and psychiatry.

But what about ME ...

Information for children aged 8-12 with mentally ill parents 
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It’s my turn

Information for adolescents with mentally ill parents
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Family Matters

Information for mentally ill parents and their partners on dealing with their children
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Beate Lisofsky, Fritz Mattejat (ed):
Nicht von schlechten Eltern - Kinder psychisch Kranker  
[Not from bad parents – children of the mentally ill]

2008 fully revised edition of the book first published in 1998.

When parents become mentally ill, their children need help. Preferably before the illness becomes acute and a decision has to be made as to whether the children can stay with the family or have to go into a home. 
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