Advice For Caring for a Loved One at Home

Caring for a dependent loved one at home will be one of the greatest gifts you could give to them, as you will allow them to retain some independence. Yet, it can also be a challenge to find your feet in your new dynamic. After all, it is common for a dependent relative to relinquish [...]

By |2019-11-13T09:42:39-05:00June 11th, 2018|Caregiving|Comments Off on Advice For Caring for a Loved One at Home

How to Ensure You Are Getting the Right Mental Health Care

Having a mental health problem can be debilitating, especially when it starts to affect how you go about your daily life, or when you start to feel as though you are no longer the person you used to be. In the United States and all around the world, a sharp rise in mental health diagnoses [...]

By |2018-03-27T14:32:46-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Caregiving, Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, Mental Illness, Relationships|Comments Off on How to Ensure You Are Getting the Right Mental Health Care

Video: How Can I Get Someone to Go to Therapy?

 Talk Back: What suggestions can you share to help a reluctant person see a therapist? What techniques have worked on others or worked on you? There are no wrong answers and please read the comments to look for inspiration. Thank you, Gabe “Loved One Therapy” Video Transcript I get asked a lot how people can talk their [...]

By |2018-03-05T23:35:57-05:00March 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Caregiving, Mental Illness, Peer Support|Comments Off on Video: How Can I Get Someone to Go to Therapy?

My Mom Doesn’t Understand The Difficulties Of Being Openly Bipolar

Every morning, on my drive to work, I call my mom. One might think this makes me a mama’s boy, but it’s more to stave off boredom than anything else. The conversations are generally limited to family gossip and the like, but recently, the subject of me living openly with bipolar disorder came up. I [...]

By |2017-08-11T00:43:42-04:00August 11th, 2017|Bipolar Disorder, Caregiving, Family, Mental Illness, Relationships|Comments Off on My Mom Doesn’t Understand The Difficulties Of Being Openly Bipolar

PODCAST: What Is Life Like With Schizophrenia?

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome guest Tanara Simpson, a young woman who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her 20s. In this interview, Tanara shares the story of her diagnosis, including the symptoms that led her from doctor to doctor, landed her in jail, and ultimately [...]

By |2017-07-18T01:56:36-04:00July 18th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiving, Mental Illness, Podcast|Comments Off on PODCAST: What Is Life Like With Schizophrenia?

Guest Article: A Loved One’s Perspective on Mental Illness

A Guest Article by Debra Wyatt My name is Debra Wyatt. I am a thirty-five year old mother to a toddler, wife to an amazing man, and I work full-time. I grew up with two older brothers, which made me the baby and little sister. My oldest brother and I are 6 [...]

By |2017-07-15T13:40:29-04:00July 15th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiving, Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guest Article: A Loved One’s Perspective on Mental Illness

Is High Cost Preventing Access to Psychiatric Medication?

Within the mental health community, most members will identify medication as an essential component in their process of recovery, or psychiatric treatment. Medication is the key enabler of recovery, providing those suffering from mental illness with a way for symptoms to subside, while paving the pathway towards creating a sustainable and satisfying [...]

By |2017-07-12T19:45:56-04:00July 11th, 2017|Caregiving, Mental Illness|Comments Off on Is High Cost Preventing Access to Psychiatric Medication?

Is Your Teen Threatening Suicide in a Manipulative Way?

Teenagers have a tendency to be dramatic — and that includes throwing the word suicide around. Many of us don’t like to admit it, but we were dramatic at that age, too, at least to some extent. Now that we’re parents (or other relatives, mentors, caregivers, or friends) to a teenager, the [...]

By |2017-05-11T16:35:55-04:00May 11th, 2017|Advocacy, Caregiving, Family, Suicide|Comments Off on Is Your Teen Threatening Suicide in a Manipulative Way?

Do Family Members of the Mentally Ill Need to Practice Self-Care?

Any discussion about mental illness isn’t complete without discussing the caregivers. There are three primary types of caregivers, and they all play an important role. Medical professionals, mental health advocates (including peer supporters), and family members (which includes close friends) are instrumental in providing care day in and day out for people [...]

By |2017-04-15T21:06:39-04:00April 15th, 2017|Caregiving, Family, Mental Illness|Comments Off on Do Family Members of the Mentally Ill Need to Practice Self-Care?