From the Children’s Mental Health Network – What We Didn’t Say: A struggle — parenting children with mental illness.

Robin Herman seemingly had it all. Graduate of a prestigious university, stellar work career, and former assistant dean for research communications in the Harvard School of Public Health. Secretly included in Robin’s stellar resume was her role as mom to two children with serious mental illness. When she finally broke her silence at a college reunion, she opened the door for other alumni classmates in similar circumstances, highlighting the stark reality of commonality in any group when it comes to the chilling National Institute of Health statistic that approximately one in four young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness. Her riveting story is a must read. !