1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. These stories are about the ways that parents can support their child when they are going through a mental health problem. 

People’s negative attitudes cause me more worry than my psychosis

August 11, 2017

In 2001, I began to have difficulties with functioning well and had a number of unrealistic thoughts about my social situation, which placed a strain on my friendships with the people in my social group. I also began to worry about my job security, which may or may not have been well-founded. I asked my parents if they could help me and fortunately they were happy to let me come back home and support me.

I was born with OCD and it's a part of me

June 28, 2017

“I’ve always known Chloe was a bit ‘different’. Even when she was a toddler I could see she was different to other kids her age.”

I will never forget hearing those words from my mum. Not for any negative reasons, but because it affirms OCD is something I was born with, it is a part of me as much as my blonde hair, blue eyes, my laugh.

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