9 episodes

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.

Family Psych Consumer Thomas O'Connor M Ed, CRC

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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

    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

    • 38 min
    Your Reluctant Sidekick in Recovery – The Health Insurance Company

    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”

    • 30 min
    Visiting a Psychiatric Hospital – Primer for First Timers, and How to Handle Yourself AND Help the Patient When You Are There

    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

    • 16 min
    A Trauma Treatment Primer for Parents and Families

    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”

    • 52 min
    Doing the Impossible - Hospitalizing Someone You Love Against Their Will

    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”

    • 19 min
    How Does a Psychiatrist Do Their Job?

    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”

    • 25 min

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