In Illinois, it is believed that as many as 16 percent of inmates are struggling with a mental illness. That’s a rate that is more than four times higher than the general population – and it’s estimated to be low since there are no resources for diagnostic services in prison.
With treatment, residents of Waukegan, Illinois can learn how to manage their mental health symptoms rather than allowing their symptoms to control their actions – and get them into trouble. If someone in your family is living with a mental health disorder, you can get them help when you contact us at the phone number listed above.
Family Education Programs and Workshops Increase Efficacy of Mental Health Treatment
According to the National Institute on Mental Illness (NAMI), family education programs, workshops, support groups and other resources can significantly reduce the rate of relapse of mental health patients by as much as 50 percent. It is believed that these types of mental health programs are one of the two most effective non-medication treatment approaches available today.
Benefits of these programs include:
- Teaching family members about their loved one’s disease
- Teaching family members what to look for in effective – and ineffective – treatment
- Helping family members be more supportive of an ongoing recovery in their loved one
Illinois Families Can Find Help for the Whole Family Today
More than 700,000 adults in Illinois are struggling with a mental health disorder and another 240,000 children in the state require mental health treatment, according to the 2000 US Census and the US Center for Mental Health Services. If someone you love in Waukegan, IL is living with a mental health issue, contact us today to find a treatment program that can help them learn how to manage the symptoms effectively and safely.