Behavioral Health for caregivers
When caring for a loved one with a mental illness or behavioral health condition, caregivers may also experience their own psychological stress. It is important for caregivers to take care of themselves both mentally and physically in order to provide the best possible care for their loved one.
There are many resources available to help caregivers manage their own mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a variety of programs and resources, including support groups, educational materials, and a helpline.
The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a variety of programs and services specifically for caregivers, including support groups, education programs, and a 24/7 helpline.
Both NAMI and the Alzheimer’s Association also offer online resources that caregivers can access from anywhere.
It is also important for caregivers to seek out professional mental health care if they are feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope. A therapist from PATH Behavioral Healthcare can provide support and guidance, and may also prescribe medication if needed.
Physical health is also important for caregivers. It is important to make time for regular exercise and eat a balanced diet. This can be difficult when caring for a loved one, but it is important to find time for oneself whenever possible.
There are also many resources available to help caregivers manage their physical health. The National Institute on Aging offers a variety of educational materials on healthy aging, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a variety of health resources for caregivers.
PATH Behavioral Healthcare has many resources available to help, including support groups, educational materials, and online resources.Caregivers need to seek out professional mental health care if they are feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope. If you are a caregiver for someone with a mental illness or behavioral health condition, please visit the following websites for more information:
Or contact us to find a clinic near you.