MH4: Family Psychoeducation
Persons with severe mental illness (SMI) often rely on family members for the majority of their needed support, and it is estimated that 35-60% of adults with SMI live with family members. Research has shown that families need and want information and support from professionals about how to assist in their SMI family member’s recovery as well as how to cope with the problems and challenges that inevitably arise when working with SMI family members.
The Family Psychoeducation model is designed to address these needs. It has been proven not only to be highly effective in promoting recovery, but is also cost effective.