Introduction: According to the World Health Organization; the prevalence and frequency of mental problems and problematic individuals are increasing. Around the world, 15-23% of children live with a mentally ill parent. Aim: This review was written to draw attention to the negativity of the children of parents with mental problems. Method: In the literature, studies with parents and children with mental and mental health problems were screened. The studies and the related statistics were evaluated. Results: Five of the 10 most common diseases leading to disability and premature death are mental disorders. These; depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism and compulsive disorders. Children living with parents who have a mental illness face many risks. The probability of suicide associated with these disorders is quite high. It is known that parents' suicide history may be a risk factor for suicide in childhood. Psychopathology can be detected in some of the parents of the abused children. In addition, children are at risk for psychopathologies that may develop as a result of sexual abuse. Conclusion: In order for children to be able to spend this challenging process in a healthy way, health workers play an important role. Health workers should accept the parenting roles and responsibilities of their patients and the needs of other family members, especially children, and take appropriate approaches.
Keywords: Mental Problem, Parents, Child, Parents With Mental Problems