How to better cope
Coping with Mental Illness
Few people are knowledgeable about mental illness. When a loved one is affected no one is really ready to face this new challenge that is disrupting family life. Nevertheless, the place of family members in the care, treatment and recovery of mental illness has been substantially documented: the best treatment for mental illness includes supporting the family and other caregivers. In the past thirty years, families have been moving from a passive role to an active role wherein they are considered to be partners in care. This guide is in response to the needs of families to possess a better understanding of mental illness and the different resources available, as well as how to manage and better cope with the situation. Learning to live with mental illness demands time, patience and courage. You are not alone!
The Practical Guide to Mental Health Rights
The purpose of this guide is to offer friends and family members of individuals with mental health problems easier-to-understand, concrete legal information on the rights of individuals with mental health problems. It is also designed to familiarize them with the scope of these rights and provide answers to their questions about them.
Information and Support Guide
National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses