Living in a dysfunctional family can wreak havoc on your mental health, and it’s vital that you learn to take care of your mind if you hope to break the cycle of dysfunction someday. It’s not your fault that your parents have let their own issues create chaos in your family, but you can’t control them or their actions. What you can do is create a better path forward for yourself. Find supportive friends and community members, talk to your school counselors, and find a therapist who can help you start to establish healthy boundaries and coping mechanisms. Without help, you run the risk of perpetuating the unhealthiness in future relationships. What does taking care of your mind look like?