Looking at the Part YOU Play in the Family Mental Health Journey and How YOU Can Rewrite the Family Mental Health Story - Shared screen with speaker view
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NAMI Family to Family is an evidenced based psychoeducational program which addresses these issues. The program is lead by community volunteers that have lived experience. Check out what's available for free to all at https://nami.org/Support-Education
thank you Jane for that information and the link
NAMI Basics is another program which is also evidenced based program which is excellent for primary caregivers for children and youth that are under the age of majority. Having the opportunity to be able to advocate for your child early can make a huge difference in the trajectory of their being able to live their best life. This program is also available OnDemand. https://nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Basics
I have to leave in order to take my son to work, but thank you so much for sharing. This was very encouraging to hear.
take care, Terri thank you for joining us
Using I phrases vs You phrases can be helpful for all communications.
The care receiver will do better if they are able to see that the care giver is doing well. No one wants to be a burden!
The varying roles that are assumed by different members in a family also adds another wrinkle - often families are torn apart because not everyone is at the same place in processing the emotions attached with unexpected traumatic events.
Establishing boundaries to maintain a safe environment in the household is very important. Each individual must choose to engage in their own recovery - it's their life!
Putting the PADs (Psychiatric Advanced Directives) in place while in a place of wellness is so important!
I think a WRAP plan and/or a CRISIS plan would help families to support their loved ones wishes when they are not able to care for themselves responsibly.
Pam, totally agree!
Yes I have seen WRAP classes offered for both family members and loved ones living with mental health conditions.
When someone is experiencing the symptom of anosognosia (loss of insight) the PAD is essential.
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Thank you - Have a great Thanksgiving!
Thank you all so much. This has been excellent and I look forward to the trainings.