Find tools and resources for parenting with a mental health diagnosis
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Children of Parents with Mental Illness

Children of Parents with Mental Illness is an online resource that is designed to help families better explain mental health issues to children. They offer useful booklets, planning guides, videos, and other resources.

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Parenting Resource Collection from the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion offers resource handouts and online training for people who are parenting with a mental health diagnosis.

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Family Law Project

The Family Law Project at the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee provides legal representation and assistance to low income parents who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition who are seeking to access or regain custody of their children.

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The Parenting Journey

The Parenting Journey offers hands-on programs to help parents increase their confidence, capability, and resilience. Classes include activities, discussions, and support.

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Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers provide parenting programs, support groups, information and referral resources, and education for families of children aged birth to 18 years old. Their goal is to support families to strengthen their bonds, connect to others, and engage in their community.

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Parents Helping Parents

Parents Helping Parents empowers parents to nurture children and build stronger families. They provide a parent support line and parent support groups.

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Pathways for Parents

Pathways for Parents at the Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, guidance, support and referrals to parents and families who receive services from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Looking for other resources for parenting with a mental health diagnosis?

Contact the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline. COMPASS is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at compass@namimass.org.

Learn more about the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline.