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I mean if the mental health issue was causing a parent to neglect, abuse or use poor judgment in raising their child. If the mental illness is under control and the parent is practicing good self care and there aren't any issues with the kids I wouldn't think it would be an issue. The person would have to be getting proper treatment for the illness.
There are many people with mental health diagnosis on their medical records. I have anxiety and depression that follows me everywhere on my medical records. Half the time I have to convince medical doctors the thing I'm coming in for has nothing to do with depression especially when I've gone to the emergency room. One time I couldn't stop crying but come to find out my liver enzyme had gone from 40 when I left the hospital the day before to 200 after my release the next day. It was probably a medication reaction
I believe they would have to prove that you were an actual danger to your children and/or the illness makes you significantly less capable of raising the children in comparison to the father. (I am guessing divorced?). Courts almost always rules in favor of the mother in most custody cases.
In many countries, yes, this is what can happen. Actually, this was one of the concerns of the German footballer Robert Enke. He had lost his daughter Lara in 2006 and he knew that in Germany if he went public about the grief and depression he felt, the state could come and take away the girl he had recently adopted. It weighed on his mind so much that he committed suicide in 2009.
Yes. "In the Best Interests of the Child" is their whole purpose. Not what is in the best interests of either parent.This is how it should be.
and the best interest of the kid is obviously a foster home where they are potentially abused, right?
@SueShe my aunt was mentally ill... they never took her kids away...
Possible but Hardy doubt it, they have to prove your a unfit parent
what if its a prelimanry diagnosis?
They still would have to prove that the mental illness makes you unfit to take of kids.
depends on how bad it is
yes they can
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