Someone who has a mental illness can affect more than just the person suffering from it. The family can also be impacted. Kids and parents might have a hard time trying to understand and deal with the person, leading to confusion, quarrels, and possible falling out of relationships. Some people, as a result, may just try to hide their problem with mental health from their family, which often leads to more complications in healing, development, and relationships.
In these difficult times, it can be a good thing to let your loved ones know about your condition. Although it doesn’t happen all the time, families can be a very understanding space for a lot of people, even if most parents and siblings don’t know yet how to show support in a healthy way.
At New Horizon Counseling Center, we offer counseling and life coaching services for the entire family. You can have counseling for the whole family, couples, parents, and individuals all in the context of being better and healthier members of the family. We will guide your conversations with your loved ones to foster good communication and understanding as you resolve the issues in your household one at a time. We will give you the emotional tools to have a better system of empathy, compassion, and relationship building as you grow together in your family.