There is not a one-size-fits-all solution for helping a family member living with a mental or substance use disorder, but family support can play a significant role in their recovery. It is important for caregivers to understand the need to prioritize their own health as well, when supporting a loved one. Help get the message out by sharing these resources designed to inform and engage.
Video and Audio Resources
Can We Talk?
Family Support Guide
Do you suspect a family member is living with a mental or substance use disorders? Here are some things to keep in mind as you support them.
Family Support Guide Download:
English (PDF | 72 KB)
Starting a talk about mental illness or substance use with a loved one is tricky. If you’re unsure how to broach the subject, try these conversation starters.
Conversation Guide Download:
English (PDF | 98 KB)
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