Kids and young people

Lists some common feelings and thoughts

Welcome to the youth area of the COPMI website

For young people who have a parent who experiences mental illness.Lists some common feelings and thoughts 

It can be tough… but you’re not alone! 

If your parent experiences mental illness, it’s normal for you to have all kinds of different feelings.

Teenage boy, looking reflective

It might be hard to know how to cope with your parent or understand why they act the way they do. This can leave you feeling angry, stressed and helpless…and a whole lot of other things!

In this section of the website you can find out about mental illness and how to get help if you need it.


‘It can be pretty stressful sometimes…but the good thing is that you can actually come out of it a much stronger and better person.’
Dan, 19