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Category : Gabrielle Shapiro, M.D.

When Your Child Becomes a Transitional-Aged Youth:  Advice for Families

For parents for teens and young adults with chronic mental illness, the period of transitioning into adulthood can be particularly emotional. Caregivers may experience fears and frustrations in trying to keep their loved one stable and safe, yet understand that they must slowly relinquish control as their loved one transitions into adulthood.