Family Psych Consumer provides a unique resource for families dealing with mental illness. Each week join Tom O’Connor, a national expert in mental health recovery, for a candid and inspired navigation of America’s mental health system. Whether you're a parent or a family caregiver, Tom will deliver to you the best critical thinking, training, and support to de-mystify the world of therapy, rehab, and psychiatric care for your loved ones – and recover your own wellness along the way.
Cracking the Code on Borderline Personality – How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Brings Change and Dignity to Your Loved One Living in Chaos
Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy . . . and How It Changes the Lives of the Most Stigmatized Persons in the World of Treatment
Your Reluctant Sidekick in Recovery – The Health Insurance Company
“Knowing How Your Insurance Company Thinks, Acts, and Pays For Treatment Actually Helps You Be a Better Advocate”
Visiting a Psychiatric Hospital – Primer for First Timers, and How to Handle Yourself AND Help the Patient When You Are There
Walking into a Psychiatric Hospital for the First Time – What to Expect, How to Behave, and Best of All, How to Make it Normal
A Trauma Treatment Primer for Parents and Families
“Everthing A Parent or Family Caregiver Needs to Know To Understand Trauma and Trauma Treament for a Loved One”
Doing the Impossible - Hospitalizing Someone You Love Against Their Will
“When a Loved One Cannot Manage Their Mental Illness, Parents and Family Caregivers Can Use a Simple Toolkit and The Mobile Crisis Team to Keep a Loved One Safe”
How Does a Psychiatrist Do Their Job?
“When You Understand How a Psychiatrist is Trained to Think, You are Better Equipped to Partner with Them to Help a Loved One”