Mind Matters Institute is dedicated to improving lives by providing high quality psychological services, conducting innovative research, and offering training and education programs that help put new scientific knowledge into routine clinical practice.
Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression
People suffering from depression have many types of treatments available to them. Treatment for depression can include medications to help stabilize mood and psychotherapy to help people learn to manage their symptoms.People with a milder form of depression may...
Antidepressants – What You Should Know
Depression is a medical disorder, like diabetes. The types of medication used to treat depression are called antidepressants.
Family Support for Depression – How You Can Help
For people with depression, a healthy environment of family support is vital to their recovery. Even though depression can be a frustrating illness, family and friends can help in many ways.
Caring for a family member with mental illness can be a difficult and frustrating experience.
You’re not alone, as 10% of the population in the United States struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Unfortunately, few services are available to help family members learn the significant role they can play in their loved-one’s recovery.
There are evidence-based family therapies for severe mental illness that have been shown to be highly effective. Our clinicians and researchers have decades of experience doing ground-breaking work to bring this form of therapy to the mainstream.
We’re currently developing online education programs that will provide families like yours specific ways they can help their loved one and reduce the chances of relapse. We’re also dedicated to encouraging self-care for family members whose struggles often take a back seat.
Helping families create strong bonds is what we do. Even if you don’t have a family member with mental illness, we provide you with tools to help improve your relationships, your communication skills, and your collective problem-solving and coping skills.
Join Our Facebook Groups!
Families with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
This group is specifically for family members of those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. We recognize your needs are different and more challenging.
For general support to help you keep your family strong and supported.
Mind Matters Institute,
A Psychological Corporation
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