Logansport Mental Health Services
One out of four families is dealing with mental illness of one form or another. But many are too embarrassed to seek help. Unlike conditions that are purely physical, diseases that affect the brain and emotions are highly stigmatized. No one is to blame for mental illness, yet society behaves as if it were something to be ashamed of. Families often feel responsible, but have no control over the actions of their mentally ill loved one.
You don't have to go through this alone. Treatment is available for many conditions. And at the very least, you can get support from others who are dealing with the same issues. All it takes is to admit there is a problem and make that first phone call.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
(800) 950-6264 (Eastern, toll-free)
This national advocacy group sponsors online and in-person support groups for the mentally ill and their families. They can also help with education about diseases and treatments, as well as providing "StigmaBuster" tools.
Please Note: Guardian Angel Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.