Talking about your own mental illness is much easier than talking about your child’s. Parents would much rather have any type of problem rather than have their child suffer. Telling your child they have a mental health disorder can be difficult and provoke anxiety.
A diagnosis is a specific clinical determination made by a physician or licensed mental health professional based on symptoms. Whether it is major depressive disorder, agoraphobia, general anxiety, bipolar disorder, or a different mental health disorder, it is important to know that the diagnosis can help you navigate your life and make positive changes for your mental health and wellbeing.