Welcome to the Family Survival Guide to Mental Illness

Welcome to the Family Survival Guide to Mental Illness

Welcome to the Family Survival Guide to

Mental Illness

 

The purpose of this site is to help families of the mentally ill navigate an incredibly complex, broken system.  I am the mom of a 31yr old, currently incarcerated, schizophrenic.  I have spent the past seven years clawing my way, by trial and error, through the system.  My prayer is that my experience may ease yours.  This site is currently under construction so bear with me, a computer wizard I ain’t!

Below is a list of issues and topics I will be explaining in depth.

Peace, Protection, Hope & Happiness,

Kayt

 

How a diagnosis is determined

 

What Next?

  • Finding a Dr with or without insurance
  • Where to find social services
  • How to get a social worker
  • Housing
  • Social Security SSI vs. SSD
  • What is a consumer?

Every Day Living

  • Diet
  • Meds
  • Activities

 

Issues

  • anxiety
  • violence
  • stress
  • Psychosis
  • Dual Diagnosis (addiction)
  • Non Compliant vs Compliant
  • Interaction vs Enabling
  • Stigma
  • Friends and Family
  • Isolation

 

Legalities

  • When and how to use 911
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Advanced Directive/Living Will
  • Guardianship VS Power of Attorney
  • Minor’s Rights
  • Adult Right’s
  • Incarceration

Interviews

Sen. Patrick Kennedy

NAMI

MHA

Got a question relating to Mental Illness?  Email me  currykate1@gmail.com

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