Iwan Beijes-photo creditIt’s always difficult to put ourselves in the shoes of others who are experiencing very complicated and emotionally draining life events. Unless we have been in some “dark valleys” ourselves, we have no idea of how families of mentally ill loved ones perceive the world. It’s also quite difficult to comprehend the mental world of the individual experiencing the illness. The most we can do as “outsiders” is offer our compassion, support, concern, and guidance.

I want to share two videos with you that I recently reviewed online. These videos will force you to briefly walk in the shoes of  the suffering individuals in the mental health system.

 

Rethink mental illness

 

Stopping the revolving door

 

Stay informed!

 

References:

Rethink mental illness. (2011, November 29). “No quick fixes” but rethink mental illness can help. Retrieved April 1, 2013 from, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7a9XQZaQDg&playnext=1&list=PLF832405010DDF820&feature=results_video.

Treatment Advocacy Center. (2011. June 21). “Stopping the revolving door”: A civil approach to treating severe mental illness. Retrieved April 1, 2013 from, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHEhg1uJDmM.

Photo credit: Iwan Beijes

 


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    Last reviewed: 24 Apr 2013

APA Reference
Hill, T. (2013). Mental Health: A Close Look At The Family Experience. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 23, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/caregivers/2013/04/mental-health-a-close-look-at-the-family-experience/

 

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