The described experience of primary caregivers of children with mental health needs.

@article{Oruche2012TheDE,
  title={The described experience of primary caregivers of children with mental health needs.},
  author={Ukamaka Marian Oruche and Janis E. Gerkensmeyer and Linda S Stephan and Corrine A Wheeler and Kathleen M. Hanna},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          382-91
        }
}
About 10% of our nation's children have serious mental health needs that result in significant functional impairments. Although research has found that primary caregivers of children with mental health needs have high levels of depressive symptoms and distress, little is known about the challenges these caregivers face. Focus groups with 20 caregivers of children with mental health needs between 2 and 17 years of age revealed these themes: struggling with care systems, living in fear, being… CONTINUE READING
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