Siblings of the Mentally Ill Often Feel Forgotten
The devastating effects of mental illness have been well documented in films, books and academia. But until recently there has been little said about the sisters and brothers of the mentally ill. Now, researchers are starting to look at what they're calling the "well sibling" syndrome.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Siblings and Mental Illness
There are all kinds of challenges in raising autistic children. One is trying to do right by your typical children while you try to help your autistic children. The stakes are so high for both sets of children. The story below hit rather close to home for me. I don't want my daughter to tell a story like the one below.