Q: Can I lose custody of my son due to a mental illness?
A: If your mental illness is preventing you from safely parenting your child, this is a possibility. If you are functioning well and taking prescribed medications to control your mental illness, it is unlikely that you would lose custody or placement. Without knowing the nature of your diagnosis, it is difficult to respond to this question. However, no one should suffer a stigma from having a mental health diagnosis. The objective for anyone with such a diagnosis is to take the necessary steps to become healthy.
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