As part of my work with The Crooked House, a story-sharing platform by and for the children of parental mental health issues, I will be travelling to the 4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family.
Our mission is to use storytelling as a way to transform post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth, bring the lost narratives of the children of ill parents out of the shadows, and advocate for support systems which address the needs unique to children of mentally ill parents.
As one of those children myself, I know first hand what helped me survive and how the complex trauma has had an impact on my life. I am honored to be part of the Crooked House project because I believe the work we are doing to raise awareness and provide a safe environment for dialogue about the impact of this unique type of adversity, is a critical narrative in helping the mental health care system change in a positive direction. Please consider supporting my trip to Berkley, CA for this conference and help me improve the lives of the next generation of children of ill parents.
If 12 of you donate $25 dollars, you pay for my round-trip airfare.
To learn more, go to http://www.thecrookedhouse.org/4th-icfpmhc.html