Family Psych Consumer
By 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.
||CleanVisiting a Psychiatric Hospital – Primer for First Timers, and How to Handle Yourself AND Help the Patient When You Are There [Episode 6]||Walking into a Psychiatric Hospital for the First Time – What to Expect, How to Behave, and Best of All, How to Make it Normal||12/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Trauma Treatment Primer for Parents and Families [Episode 5]||“Everthing A Parent or Family Caregiver Needs to Know To Understand Trauma and Trauma Treament for a Loved One”||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoing the Impossible - Hospitalizing Someone You Love Against Their Will[Episode 4]||“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”||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Does a Psychiatrist Do Their Job? [Episode 3]||“When You Understand How a Psychiatrist is Trained to Think, You are Better Equipped to Partner with Them to Help a Loved One”||11/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We Should Look at Recovery from Mental Illness… and Recover Ourselves as Caregivers [Episode 2]||Parents and families who care for someone with mental illness can have a path forward to care for themselves and their own emotional and mental welfare. Your loved one’s recovery is dependent on you taking every action to be well yourself.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Families Navigate The Mental Healthcare System to Get Quality Care for a Loved One [Episode 1]||When caregivers understand how to shop for quality mental healthcare, their loved ones recover faster and stay well longer.||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Family Psych Consumer, America’s New Place to Navigate the Mental Healthcare System||A reliable, unvarnished look at the world of therapy, shrinks, and psych hospitals for family caregivers who need to understand how to get the best care for their loved ones… now.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|