Children living with parental mental health problems: do young people adopt their parents' coping style?

Nicola Cogan, Sheila Riddell, Gillian Mayes

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Children of parents with mental health problems (MHPs) have been reported to be "at risk" of diagnosable psychopathology, as well for impairment in cognitive, social and school functioning. This chapter reports on a study that builds on earlier work documenting the mechanisms or risk and identification of protective factors that increase children's resilience towards adversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThriving, Surviving or Going Under
Subtitle of host publicationCoping with Everyday Lives
EditorsErica Frydenberg
Place of PublicationCharlotte, NC
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameResearch on Stress and Coping in Education


  • mental health problems
  • coping
  • adolescent children

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