‘There is a pervasive assumption that mental illness equates to dangerousness and violence as it applies to parenting. We examine this assumption and present a comprehensive literature review of how issues of mental illness impact violence and dangerousness. A range of issues is explored, including the unpredictability of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, stress from mental

health problems inhibiting emotional stability, and past in-patient hospitalizations for suicide attempts as they impact parenting. Risk mitigation strategies are also presented.’

Family Court Review, 2016, Vol .54 (1), pp. 18-28

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