Family care and mental illness: the role of families in caring for their children and adolescents
RIZZINI, Irene, LEITE, Aline Deus da Silva, MENEZES, Cristiane Diniz de. Cuidado Familiar e saúde mental: a atenção das famílias a seus filhos na infância e na adolescência. Rio de Janeiro, Editora PUC Rio/Editora Reflexão: 2013.
There are many remaining challenges to be met for children and adolescents with mental disabilities and for the families that look after them. While there are legal guarantees for providing help there is little implementation of those guarantees. The lack of public knowledge about the reality of the children's lives means that they are invisible and on the margins of society. This study begins to describe the suffering many families experience on a daily basis in their search for adequate care and treatment for their young people.