By Louise Kinross
Today is Bell Let’s Talk day and we want to join the dialogue by talking about mental health and parenting children with disabilities.
Over the last decade, studies show that parents of children with a range of disabilities like cerebral palsy, autism and Down syndrome have higher rates of depression and stress than other parents.
This 2013 Australian report provides a good overview of our unique mental health challenges: Enhancing support for the mental health of parents and carers of children with disability.
Consider some of these contributing factors.