When your child is diagnosed with schizophrenia: The skills and knowledges of parents

When your child is diagnosed with schizophrenia: The skills and knowledges of parents

Author: Amanda Worrall

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This article documents work with a group of parents in Central Australia who have a son or daughter who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The first part of the article collects some of the parents’ reflections on the effects of schizophrenia on their lives and their ways of responding to them, while the second part is a collective document produced with the group about their skills and knowledges. This group work has led to the production of a larger booklet for the wider community, as well as networking and partnering with local community mental health organisations, and advocacy and lobbying of politicians and health services.

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