Mental Health and Family Impact



Each year 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with some kind of mental illness. It’s often the patient’s family members who notice the first signs that something’s wrong, and the burden of knowing how to help, how to cope, and how to pay for it, lands squarely on their shoulders. On this hour, we’ll find out what to do when mental health issues hit home.


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  • Dodie Melvin

    One of the suggestions I have for your caller “Julie” she should contact NAMI Ohio to find out an affiliate near her. NAMI affiliates offer a class known as NAMI Family to Family Education Program. This is a wonderful resource for families such as Julie’s. Our NAMI affiliate serves both Knox and Licking Counties. NAMI is a wonderful resource for folks diagnosed with mental illness and as well as families.
    Dodie Melvin
    NAMI Knox Licking County Ohio

  • BipolarBandit

    Thanks for taking some time to address this issue.

  • pandagirl