The Challenges of mental illness caregiving
The realities of the care and responsibility when a family member is disabled with a schizophrenic illness
Parents or caregivers can find themselves in uncharted waters
Many get caught unprepared when a mental illness affects a loved one, spouse, child, or significant other. Though previously fully independent and entirely responsible, the person now disabled rapidly or slowly becomes dependent on a caregiver’s help, support, and management. The descent into illness and dysfunction caused by the mental disorder calls on the extreme resourcefulness of the one beset with an unimaginable level of additional responsibility.