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Mothers with Mental Health Disorders: Mental Health Promotion in the Context of Parenting
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Joanne Nicholson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Elizabeth A. Aaker, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Michael Agar, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Karen Albert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Steven M. Banks, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kathleen Biebel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Bernice Gershenson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Antonia Seligowski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Valerie Williams, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Brenda Warren, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Sierra Williams, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Katherine Woolsey, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research
Date
9-1-2008
Document Type
Poster
Medical Subject Headings
Family Relations; Mental Disorders; Mentally Ill Persons; Child of Impaired Parents; Mothers; Mother-Child Relations; Maternal Behavior
Abstract

Parenting is a meaningful role for the majority of American women, including those with mental health disorders. Success in this role, particularly for women with mental health disorders, would seem to be intimately related to mental health promotion, the recovery process, and successful functioning in other major life domains (e.g., employment, community living, and personal health and well-being). The achievement of maximum social participation for women with mental health disorders may hinge on addressing the challenges they face as parents.

Presented at Margins to Mainstream: World Congress on Mental Health Promotion and Prevention. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 2008.

Citation Information
Joanne Nicholson, Elizabeth A. Aaker, Michael Agar, Karen Albert, et al.. "Mothers with Mental Health Disorders: Mental Health Promotion in the Context of Parenting" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joanne_nicholson1/61/