Family Mental Health Issues
Canadian health research tells us that right now, 1 in 5 Canadians is living with a diagnosable mental health issue. That means, without a doubt, that in your circle of family and friends there are several people living with a mental health issue.
If you are trying to support a loved one with a newly diagnosed condition, talking with a therapist with advanced knowledge of signs/symptoms of mental health conditions can build your knowledge and ability to help. I have extensive experience teaching others about the signs and symptoms of mental illness and years of experience working with people who love a person with a mental health condition.
If you have been trying to support a loved one for years with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health condition, you may be experiencing frustration, sadness, anger, hope or despair. Working with a Clinical Counsellor can help you to manage expectations, create personal boundaries, increase knowledge and develop coping skills that will make your life more bearable. I have a broad working history with people who have mental illness within their family.