Parenting With a Mental Illness

When you meet 34-year-old mother-of-two Narelle* for the first time, you’re not actually meeting her, but her ‘representative’ as she tells it. “She’s the one who laughs and smiles a lot and says all of the right things so that people walk away thinking what a capable and loving mother she is,” Narelle admits. “It’s not so bad when I only have to endure short interactions, but it makes things …

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Empowering Women, Empowering Lives – Post-Separation and Beyond

Empowering Women, Empowering Lives – Post-Separation and Beyond by Caryn Walsh Chair 2016 Stop The Violence Conference Organising Committee This article is an extract taken from her speech at the 2016 Stop The Violence Conference in Brisbane in December 2016 Significant focus and funding, both internationally and within Australia, remains on strategic measures to prevent (and reduce) the incidence, risks and impact of domestic violence on individuals, families, communities and societies …

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