If you’re a parent with a mental health condition (i.e. depression) you can’t hide it from your children.
They will notice when you pull away and isolate.
They’ll notice when you’re sad. And when you’re angry.
And, without a clear, medical explanation, they will often blame themselves for your “mood.”
This 43-minute episode “Explaining Depression to Children” is an extended version of #255 “Sometimes Daddy Cries.”
Both are conversations with Todd Rennebohm, a father who lives with depression, anxiety, ADHD and addictions.
He has written a children’s book to help start much-needed (and avoided) conversations about mental health and mental illness.
If you’re a parent with depression or the partner, friend or parent of one,
we encourage you to listen to this (or the edited version) interview.
It could help you help a child.
For more info on Todd’s book: Sometimes Daddy Cries: Rennebohm, Todd, Stueck, Jessie: 9780228834663: Amazon.com: Books