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Don’t take it personally: Grappling with a parent’s chronic illness

When a parent develops a chronic illness, many children find ways to blame themselves. In the latest instalment of our audio series ‘Mental’, Prealene Khera, looks back at her own struggle to come to terms with her mother’s multiple sclerosis.

Audio report by Prealene Khera

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s MENTAL exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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