A Caregiver's Journey (video)
Raising a child with NDD can be an overwhelming experience for parents and caregivers. Research has demonstrated that parents and caregivers can experience more stress and increased mental and physical health challenges when compared to parents and caregivers
of children without NDD. It is important to care for the mental health needs of parents and caregivers as well as the child.
Let’s hear a parent’s perspective to learn more about the mental health of parents and caregivers who are raising a child with NDD.
Karen is a parent of twin 20-year old males who have complex needs, including ASD and mental health challenges. Click on the video to learn about Karen’s journey.
Questions for You to Consider:
- What are some of the challenges that Karen has experienced in raising children with NDD?
- How has Karen's mental health been impacted by her experience of caring for individuals with complex needs?
- What might be some benefits and challenges for Karen in seeking out her own mental health supports?