5 Ways Families Can Support a Loved One During Mental Health Treatment

April 20, 2017
walking in the park

1. Educate yourself  The best thing for family members to do is to educate themselves about their loved one’s mental illness and treatment. Knowledge can provide families practical insight and understanding. Find local educational programs and support groups in your area through NAMI or participate in our Family STEP Program Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. A strong support network can…


Supporting a Loved One After Residential Mental Health Treatment

April 20, 2016
couple at computer planning

People who have a strong support system of family and friends are more likely to stay healthy and successfully manage their illnesses long term. Just showing your love and letting your loved one know that she matters to you and many others in the community can go a long way. You can also take a…


WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan

May 21, 2014

Relapse is part of recovery. Be prepared. Have a plan. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D., is a structured system for monitoring uncomfortable and distressing signs and symptoms, and through planned responses, reducing, modifying, or eliminating those signs and symptoms.  It also includes plans for responses from others when your…