Reply To: Family Involvement



I agree family involvement is crucial part of recovery. For example, one of my client was unable to work hence could not afford to live on his own. He ended up having to go back and live with his parents. But this ended up being more helpful as they were able to monitor medication intake, monitor and observe symptoms and let clinicians know how it is going as some of our clients are not the best historians. Also having acceptance from family and positive encouragements will help reduce relapse. It could also reduce hospitalizations because symptoms could be caught early. But on the other side if parents are not supportive and does not accept the diagnosis this could also bring challenges to clients. If they do not understand why they are having hard time doing day to day activities and keeps thinking it is because they are lazy this could have negative affect on client’s care.