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8 Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Mental Illness

Being a parent is no easy task, but being a parent of a child who has a mental illness can be even more difficult. Taking care of a child with a mental illness can be a lot of work and extremely stressful. When taking care of a child with a mental illness it is important that the parents remember to take care of themselves as well. Here are some self-care tip for parents of children with mental illness. 

  1. Get enough sleep 
  2. Keep a healthy diet
  3. Avoid substances 
  4. Get plenty of exercise 
  5. Educate yourself on mental illness 
  6. Find support
  7. Respite 
  8. Find professional help 

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