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Mental Health Support for Families Dealing with Mental Health Issues
Support for Families Dealing with Mental Health Issues
Confidential, free workshops on mental health are available to family and friends of Veterans. These workshops can help families cope with emotional problems due to trauma, readjustment, mental illness and stress. These are some educational workshops that are available at the different VISN 2 VA Medical Centers:
What Causes Mental Illness
Empowering Your Loved One on the Journey
of Recovery Dealing with the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness
Depression/Bipolar Disorder & Family Impact
PTSD & Family Impact
Schizophrenia & Family Impact
Communication Tips for Families
Limit Setting and Boundaries with Family Members
Problem-Solving Skills for Families
Creating a Low-Stress Environment and
Minimizing Crisis Taking Care of Yourself/Stress Management
What I Can Do When She/He is Angry or Violent
Common Family Reactions to Mental Illness
Skills for Managing Stress Effectively as a
Family Member What To Do When Help is Turned Away
Do's and Don’ts in Helping Your Family Member
Rights and Responsibilities of Consumers,
Family Members and Professionals What We Tell Our Children and Other People
For more information on the specific workshops that will be available in your area, contact your local VISN 2 VA Medical Center. Albany - (518) 626-5347
Bath - (607) 664-4319
Buffalo - (716) 862-7473
Canandaigua - (585) 393-8095
Syracuse - (315) 425-4400 Ext. 51009
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