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The Effects of the Breakdown of Family on Mental Health

 Session Date and Time

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 5:00:00 PM UTC


Destructive decisions and negative family relationships can cause stress and greatly impact the mental health of each member of the family. Research has demonstrated that non-supportive families can destabilize a person's mental health and even cause a mental illness to worsen. Long-term effects in adults, who as children have experienced family breakdown, include problems with mental health and well-being, alcohol and drug use, suicide, lower educational attainment, and abusive relationships. However, studies have shown that positive and constructive decisions within the family can greatly improve the mental health of members within the family - both young and old.

Session Overview

Dr. Kimberly C. Manly
Greensboro, NC


Dr. Kimberly C. Manly
Greensboro, NC

Dr. Kimberly C. Manley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has an earned PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella University. She received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dr. Manley currently provides psychotherapy through her private practice, Optimum Life Counseling Services.

Dr. Manley works as Adjunct Faculty at Yorkville University and North Carolina A&T State University providing online instruction for Mental Health and Advocacy courses. Dr. Manley, alongside her husband Roy, hosts “Let’s Talk Marriage with the Manley’s” weekly discussion ministry. She and her husband have established “Live Out The Vows” Couples Coaching Program. Dr. Manley is the author of her most recent publications, Delilah’s Bed: 6 Secrets to a Man’s Heart and The Kind of Life that Pleases God.

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