These guidelines form the basis of education for their relatives. These principles are founded by Ken Alexander in Melbourne, Australia. Now in many countries.
The Ken Alexander is an Australian scientist, who, having had the experience of mental illness in its own family, he devoted himself to the education of families and associates developed a volunteer training method showing how to tackle a mental illness in the family.
Realize that mental illness is not a rare disease. It may seem so, but that is because not accustomed to openly discuss this issue. Hide.
Learn what you can about mental disorders, the causes, course, the outcome of their treatment.
Never enter the guilt process. This can destroy forever the chance of proper treatment of the disease. You can destroy you, yourself, will get rid of your guilt when informed that according to modern theories families do not cause mental illness and are not responsible for the genesis of.
Try to find the most appropriate professional to help you. Identify the kindness and their support, their desire to inform you and their willingness to consider you their partner. Identify the capacity they have to transmit your sure the right knowledge that will help you to understand and treat mental illness.
Get in touch with a self-help group for families who have a member suffering from the mental illness.
Admit that in a complex disease such as mental illness, our instinctive spontaneity, is often a wrong driver for the management of the disease and patient care. We are relatives, we need first of all education.
Try to discover the causes and sources of pressures from which we suffer relatives.
Treat carefully the needs of other family members.
Note that the absolute limits and without sacrifice for our relative who suffers from mental illness does not necessarily lead to effective care and treatment of.
We must realize that to consume unlimited time with our relative who suffers from mental illness, is not always beneficial to the sometimes may worsen the condition.
Create and maintain friendships, activities and pleasant leisure especially in places outside your home.
Put aims to maintain an appropriate level of independence and for your relative and yourself.
You will be surprised when they discover that what distinguishes relatives who can confront the situation of those who can not, is the ability to have to adapt to change and able to see things from different angles.
Take care of yourself.