Visions - Families

PDF | Vol. 8, No. 3 (2013)

Families and family relationships can be complicated at the best of times. Add mental illness or substance use, and it can be difficult to figure out where to turn. How does caregiving affect your relationship with a loved one? How do you support a child when you can’t tolerate their behaviour? How might parents who experience a mental illness maintain their own wellness? These are just a few of the questions that writers in this issue cover. Through all of the challenges, you’ll see the amazing potential of family support. We also need to acknowledge the efforts, perseverance and hope that family members contribute to the health care system. When families are afforded respect and the right resources and supports, it can transform the way we think about health care.

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