Family & Care Giver Support
The information below is helpful whether you are a person living with mental health issues or you have a loved one who is living with mental illness. However, we want you to know that we have a special section of our website dedicated to those who are a friend, family member or care giver for someone who has mental health issues. Click here to visit our Family & Care Giver Support Section.
Resources for Mental Health Support
All information is sourced via Mental Health America Website.
MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT & SERVICES
When your mental health is suffering, you naturally want to get help to make it better. There are many different treatments and ways to support your mental health. Many people who are diagnosed with mental illness find strength and recovery though participating in individual or group treatment. There is no treatment that works for everyone. It's best that you choose the treatment or combination of treatments that work best for you. Sometimes they can be hard to find or pay for, but that's why we have provided you the information below. Someone is always there to assist you. If you have additional questions that are not answered below, please visit our online support group and we will be sure you get the answers you need.
How to cope day-to-day
Accept your feelings: You may find yourself denying the warning signs, worrying what other people will think because of the stigma, or wondering what caused you or your loved one to become ill. These feelings are normal and common among people going through similar situations. Get educated by reading and talking with mental health professionals. Then, share what you have learned with others.
Handling unusual behavior: The outward signs of mental illness are often behavioral. These signs include being extremely quiet or withdrawn. Conversely, people may burst into tears, have great anxiety or have outbursts of anger. Discuss these behaviors with a mental health professional and develop a strategy for coping.
Establish a support network: Seek support from friends and family members. You can also find a support group that provides an opportunity for you to talk to other people who are experiencing the same type of problems.
Seek counseling: Therapy can be beneficial for both the individual with mental illness and other family members. Be patient and talk to a few professional so you can choose the person that is right for you and your family.
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