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If a person is diagnosed with a mental illness how likely are the authorities to take a child away from him or her?
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Having a mental illness does not necessarily equate with one being a bad parent.
It would depend on the type of illness, severity, response to treatment, and the parents compliance with treatment.

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Having a mental illness does not necessarily equate with one being a bad parent.
It would depend on the type of illness, severity, response to treatment, and the parents compliance with treatment.
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