Family members play an important role in supporting the recovery of individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. When family members are educated about psychiatric illnesses or co-occurring disorders, they are better able to identify symptoms, recognize warning signs of relapse, support treatment goals and promote recovery.
Coping with the unknowns that come with watching a loved one struggle with mental illness can feel confusing and scary, particularly when compounded with sadness and grief, fear, anger, isolation or guilt – all normal feelings. It’s important to know that you are not alone; there are answers and that there is hope of recovery.
Visit our Families Supporting Families page to learn more.
Forest View Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 800-949-8439 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.