You’re Not Alone

We understand. We’ve been there. And we know how scary, challenging, and isolating caring for a child with a mental illness can be.

Parenting Mental Health is a community dedicated to empowering, educating, and supporting parents of children who are facing mental health issues and mental illness.

Join thousands of parents facing similar situations, gaining strength, hope and information. Together, we are stronger. 

Success Stories

When you feel desperate or that hope is lost, read stories from parents who have been where you are and made it through.

Find a way out of your child’s situation and know there is hope. Our goal at Parenting Mental Health is to help you with resources and strategies to bring your child out the other side of their depression/anxiety and to help you heal as a family.

These tales of hope show there is life beyond mental illness. If you’d like to submit a story, email Alex at info @parentingmentalhealth.com

Understand their perspective

Want to get inside the Teenage Brain? Watch a Q&A between our founder and her teenage daughter

Parenting Mental Health was founded by Suzanne Alderson in 2016 following her daughter’s depression, anxiety, and attempted suicide. In this Q&A, accessible only in our Closed Facebook Community, you’ll hear from a teen’s persepctive – how she felt, how she made her decisions, and what parents can do to connect with their child through the toughest times.

Understand what’s next

Knowing what journey you and your child are on is the start of taking control

Our community is a safe place for all parents. Private and supportive, you can share your experiences, ask for advice, or read about others’ stories. There are videos, resources and people to help and support you, and we vet all requests to join to keep the space supportive and safe.

Coping day to day

When you’re struggling to cope, find comfort in our community 

Our community is a safe place for all parents. Private and supportive you can share your experiences or read about others’ stories. There are videos, resources and people to help and support you.

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