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Dynamics of Mental Health in the Family

  1 in 5 adults experiences a mental health condition every year. 1 in 20 lives with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. In addition to the person directly experiencing mental illness, family, friends and communities are also affected. Living with mental illness can put family members under unusual stress. It is important that the family find sources of information that help them to understand how the illness affects their loved one. It is also imperative that the family finds sources of support for themselves. NAMI Warren County presented, “Dynamics of Mental Health in the Family,” at the Phillipsburg Free Public Library. The program covered elements on how to manage stress, families learned how to identify resources that can help with relieving the stress and some helpful methods on … Read entire article »

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