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Given all of the challenges and worries that today's parents face, it is no wonder that many people report feeling stressed and exhausted as they take on their daily parenting tasks. However, when your emotions go beyond the typical parental stresses and do not let up with a weekend of rest or as each crisis passes, you could very well suffer from a mental illness.
Despite mental illnesses like anxiety and depression gaining more widespread sympathy and acceptance, you may still fear acknowledging that you suffer from one of these conditions, or any host of other mental conditions that could affect your parenting. If your depression, sadness, mood swings, or anxiety get in the way of your being an effective parent, try to take these steps to regain control of your mental health condition.
Coping with the death of a mother can be difficult, but it can be even more of a challenge when your parent passed due to alcoholism. Between the interventions, guilt and support, you may be dealing with a host of emotions related to her death.
Alcoholism is an addictive behavior that affects the health, wellness and mental capabilities of an individual. The family members, friends and co-workers can also deal with serious issues related to their drinking, such as having the family member become incarcerated due to several DUI tickets or worse, death.
Unfortunately, the prognosis is poor for the victim unless they choose to turn things around and get help. As noted by www.kellislaw.com "Drinking and driving is taken very seriously… You could be facing jail time, loss of a job, a suspended license and large fines."
Whether a fatality is from the body shutting down from the effects of the substance abuse or it’s accident related, you’ll find it common to have feelings of guilt when an alcoholic parent passes away. No matter what age, you may be asking “what if” and wondering if you did enough to help them. Many also blame themselves for this abhorrent and addictive disease on their loved ones.