Dad’s Mental Illness, on His Terms
20 min

Kenia's dad was always the life of the party. But then he became moody and confrontational. Small disagreements would turn into big fights. There were a lot of highs and lows. Kenia worked hard to understand his diagnosis and meet him on his own terms. And a therapist teaches us how to notice if a family member is struggling with their mental health.

Our expert, Blanca E Amaya is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy in English and Spanish. She owns her own practice, Amaya Counseling in Pasadena, California. 

Check out Amaya Counseling. And if you loved this episode, be sure to listen to When's the Time to Write a Will? and Papí and I Don't Talk, We Argue.

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