Fireside Chats, Hope, and Anti-Stigma
Oct 6
4 min read
Charlie Davidson introduces the Akin Fireside Chat lived experience speaker series. These events will help you gain new perspective on what recovery can mean for your loved one.
The Remarkable Impact of Family on Recovery from Mental Illness
Jun 24
11 min read
When an adult has a mental illness, family and friends are often told there's nothing they can do to help or, worse, that they are to blame and need to "stay out of it". The science of recovery from mental illness tells a very different story.
Understanding a Loved One's Recovery from Mental Illness
May 12
7 min read
Whatever recovery means for your loved one, it means their goals must be supported by hope that the recovery process does work.
How to Get Help for a Loved One with Mental Illness
May 6
5 min read
In this article, I’ll help you understand which mental health services are available and appropriate to reach out to for help to support your loved one.
The Diagnosis Journey
Apr 28
3 min read
Receiving a diagnosis for a mental illness is more like the beginning of an ongoing journey than a destination.
When a Loved One Refuses Treatment
Mar 21
7 min read
There are steps that family members can take to de-escalate tensions in the household and guide their loved one towards treatment.
Family Caregiver Voices in Severe Mental Illness
May 1
5 min read
We surveyed 100 people with experiences with severe mental illnesses (SMI) through their own experience or a loved one in order to hear about the challenges that family caregivers face and draw wisdom from their experiences and advice.