Presentation on theme: "Mental Illness and the Effects on & Role of the Family Jeffrey Rowe, MD Supervising Psychiatrist, County of San Diego Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD."— Presentation transcript:
Mental Illness and the Effects on & Role of the Family Jeffrey Rowe, MD Supervising Psychiatrist, County of San Diego Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD
Most Rally from these Reactions Acceptance Sharing with others – Stories, advice – Help each other Caring, supporting the family member Accentuate the positive and the ability Find help Give help Advocate for people with this problem
Quite awful to discover someone you love has a serious mental illness The responses are complex, vary over time. Coming to grips with the condition, confirming your support and commitment to your family member, helping others
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