“Can I be a Mom if I have a Mental Illness?”

May is Mental Health Month. At the PAMI (Parenting Awareness Month Indiana) event held by IPI (Indiana Parenting Institute), Amy Brinkley, Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Gary, IN, shared the story of a woman she just met last week. The woman agreed to write out her story about having a mental illness and becoming a mom. The woman got out of an abusive relationship when she was 23 and was diagnosed with Situational Depression and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). She wondered, "Was I, a person with a mental illness,…continue reading →