It is important to be aware and knowledgeable of the parent’s condition. I do agree with what Peter said above. Although the parent has a mental illness, I would not discredit them or have a biased opinion on whether they are fit to take care of a child. There is a huge social stigma when it comes to mental illness and a lot of it comes from a lack of knowledge of the illnesses. At the end of the day though, my main concern is advocating for the child’s needs and what is best for them.