harde feiten, zachte interpretaties

graduation project: hard facts, soft interpretations

Growing up with a parent with mental problems can be challenging from youth right through adulthood. In the Netherlands, more than half a million children grow up in a family where one or both parents cope with mental problems. They often live in isolation and sometimes are burdened by the pledge of secrecy.  As a result of that, problems stay behind the closed doors. There is also a chance that these children will grow up in an environment where the basic needs are not fully provided. Compared to children who grow up without being exposed to mental problems in the family, these children have a 3 to 15 times greater chance to develop mental problems of their own.

Awards

  • Drempelprijs 2017
  • 2nd Bachelor Research Prize 2017