Here's to You: First steps for families coping with mental illness
When families first learn of mental illness in the family, they often feel lost about what to do for the family member, or where to find information to help.
They may deny there is anything permanent occurring: "She'll get over this in a few months, and then she can get back to work again."
While some people do have a temporary condition, for many in our community it is a long-term illness that must be managed over time.
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