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Ways to deal with the diagnosis of smi in loved ones

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Ways to deal with the diagnosis of smi in loved ones

  1. 1. Ways to Deal with the Diagnosis of Mental Illness in a Loved One Mina Jahani
  2. 2. What is Serious mental illness (SMI)? • Diagnoses typically involving psychosis or high levels of care, which may require hospital treatment.
  3. 3. SCHIZOPHRENIA • A SMI that makes it hard to tell the difference between what’s real and not real; Think clearly; Have normal emotional responses; Act normal in social situations.
  4. 4. • The onset normally occurs when a person is in their late teens or early twenties, or maybe later • 1 in every 100 people is affected • Very treatable
  5. 5. BIPOLAR DISORDER (MANIC DEPRESSION) • A SMI that causes extreme shifts in person’s behavior. • Recuring episodes of depression and mania
  6. 6. What to do?
  7. 7. 1.Verify the source • Qualified • Knowlegable
  8. 8. 2.Sit with the feeling • Feel what you’re feeling. • Allow yourself to grieve. • Cry if you need to.
  9. 9. 3.Remind yourself that the diagnosis is not the whole person. • The illness could never describe your loved one fully. • Still a comedian, still a good chef!
  10. 10. 4.A diagnosis often brings a sense of relief to the patient. • I’m not the only one! • There is treat and hope out there. • Be supportive.
  11. 11. 5.Help him/her make short term and long term goals.
  12. 12. • Short term goals: How do I know if the treatment is working for me? How do I monitor side effects? How do I continue to do things I love? How can I let my loved ones know when I’m struggling?
  13. 13. • Long term goals: How can I accept this without letting it define me entirely? How does this impact my health/ career/marriage? How do I monitor progress?
  14. 14. 6.Ask specific questions on what would/would not be helpful • Still an autonomous capable adult (unless deemed otherwise) • Do more help.
  15. 15. 7.Worring about yourself is not selfishness. • Talk to your physician or therapist. • Make a list of your questions, ask the answers, write them down. • Your concerns are valid and they have answers.
  16. 16. 8.Create your own support system. • It’s a marathon. • You need stamina, regular breaks, hydration, practice and a sense of humor.
  17. 17. • Some days will be good, other days- not so much. • Bring joy to your life.
  18. 18. 9.Don’t neglect your other relationships. • They deserve your attention too! • It’s easier to give love unconditionally when you’ve received it unconditionally.
  19. 19. 10.Perspective helps. • Life is a great equalizer. • For everything we lose, we gain something else. • You’ve survived the rough times before. • Do your best, sit back and let the life unfold it as it will.
  20. 20. The journey is more important than the destination.
  21. 21. Thanks for your attention!

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