Now, with the AU`s agreement in my toolbox, I know I can show my doctors and others that I have a plan and a support network, and we can all begin to eliminate shame and stigma around mental illness, addictions and more. If you are outside the Fraser area and would like more information on helping families with mental health problems, please contact the BCSS Provincial Office at (604) 270-7841. In ancient mythology, the gods told the hero of Ulysses that if he wanted to go home safely with his men, he had to sail his boat between two islands inhabited by mermaids, beautiful fabulous creatures – half-woman, half-bird – whose song made the sailors unable to find good thoughts or good deeds. Ulysses chords can also be designed for children and adults. This particular design meets the needs of parents. Note that the document should be used as a guide. A good Ulysses agreement is always unique for the person who developed it. Feel free to adapt and change as you need. The opinions included in the list are those of external contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views or views of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Read the full legal conditions of the guidelines for discussing with children what is happening with their parents A description of the care plans available to children and parents should require hospitalization.
and therefore makes parenthood very difficult — then my son would be taken from me. The development of an Ulysses agreement allowed my child and myself to learn and recognize our strengths and support. It has also helped us identify new strengths and supports. A description of early warning signs – when the AU is to come into force despite the apparent formality of the AU structure, the development of an AU and its sharing — or something like that — with your own support network (family, friends, etc.) can actually bring some comfort. And while the AU is not legally binding, it allows everyone in the network to communicate in a healthy and productive way in times of well-being and recreation and in times of challenge. This eliminates the burdens of the unknown, as well as any connection to feelings of commitment and confusion (which may be present when a family can do with child protection services, for example, and forces themselves to do what they are told, so that their children are not removed from the custody of the family). THE INVENTORY DOES NOT CONTAIN MEDICAL OR HEALTH ADVICE. Ulysses devised a plan to maintain contact between the parent and the children. He put wax in the crew`s ears so he wouldn`t follow his instructions when he knew he could make bad decisions. He also ordered his men to attach him to the mast so that he could not jump into the sea – even though he was tempted by the song of the sirens.