Caregivers of Individuals with Mental Disorders

  • Coping: You are not Alone
    (Mental Health Association of SE Pennsylvania Training Education Center)
    Interactive web site by and for youth growing up with mental illness in the family with separate sections for family members, educators and professionals.  
  • The Family Institute for Education, Practice and Research
    (University of Rochester Medical Center)  
    Resources related to design, implementation and evaluation of research-based family interventions for individuals with severe mental illness and their families.
  • Older Adults With Schizophrenia (PDF, 315KB)
    (University of California at San Diego; Julie Loebach Wetherell, PhD and Dilip V. Jeste, MD, authors)
    Patients are living longer and gaining researchers’ attention fact sheet. 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • PLAN — Planned Lifetime Assistance Network
    (The National PLAN Alliance)
    Focused on the planning needs of families with adult children having lifelong disabilities (including mental disorders).
  • Respite for Families with Children Experiencing a Serious Emotional Disturbance
    (ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center)
  • With Hope in Mind
    (University of Illinois at Chicago)  
    8-week education course taught by trained volunteer family instructors to other families of adults with mental illness.
  • Keeping Care Complete (PDF, 81KB)
    (World Federation for Mental Health)
    Mental Illness and Suicide: A Family Guide to Facing and Reducing the Risks, fact sheets on caregiver and serious mental illness, and an international survey on family caregivers of individuals with mental disorders are available.