Recovery For Caretakers

Recovery varies for each person. Today we will focus on people who are free from childhood abuse, addiction, and trauma. Research informs us that genetics and biology are major factors in diagnosing a mental health condition.

The care plan focuses on Recovery rather than healing since other traumatic factors are not present. The field of behavioral health will support a person by prescribing medication, and therapy, encouraging participation in a support group, connecting with family and friends, and other activities customized to meet a person’s needs.

Some people with a mental health condition and not in recovery rely on alcohol and drugs to take the edge off their symptoms. This can lead to an addiction that impacts their activities of daily living and ability to hold a job.

The good news for a person impacted by genetics and biology is that help is available to them. If you are a caretaker of a family member or friend encourage them to keep appointments with their behavioral health provider, if the medications are not working suggest to them to reach out to their doctor to report symptoms so that an adjustment can be made, and help them find a network of support.

You can inform them of a Peer Support Group on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Click in the green square that states, “ZOOM”





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