The Akin Family Program is designed to give family members like you the essential tools, knowledge, and skills you need to improve relationships and overall wellbeing.
Explore the causes of mental illness, risk factors, and ways to reduce its impact on your family.
Learn about mental illness diagnoses and how to recognize common symptoms.
Learn why people avoid treatment and how your family can approach this issue.
Get practical training in active listening and empathy. These are the go-to skills for anyone’s communication toolbox.
Get practical training in how to express your feelings in productive ways to build connection.
Get a framework for healthy boundaries for a closer relationship with clear limits that protect you both.
Get a handle on the levels of mental health care and what it takes to find that care.
Learn about tools for planning for crisis and preventing future relapse.
Find out more about healthy sleep, including the role it plays in mental illness stability and recovery.
Learn how to help your loved one find the right medication and stick with it.
Learn how to talk about suicide and ways to keep your loved one safe.
Learn information about substance use and mental illness, and treatment options.