Help a Loved One
Understanding and Support More than Diagnoses
Family and friends are often the first line of defense in the fight against mental illness, autism, or substance use disorders. That is why it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of your loved one's diagnosis. You may notice your loved one issues before they do, and your influence and concern can motivate them to seek help. Your companionship and support can be crucial to your loved one’s recovery. You can help them to cope with symptoms, overcome barriers, and regain their energy, optimism, and enjoyment of life. Start by learning all you can about their diagnosis and how to best talk about it with your friend or family member. But as you reach out, don’t forget to look after your own emotional health—you’ll need it to provide the full support your loved one needs. This is where our providers come in. We believe that family involvement increases our patients' positive outcomes in their treatment and ensures their success in recovery. Therefore we will provide you with the tools and support you need.
Self-Care and Self-Awareness for You
Family care is an undertaking that must be entered with a team mentality. At Pacific Solstice, you will have a partner to help you learn about your loved one's diagnosis, recognize their symptoms, identify their triggers and adopt ways to support them in their healthcare goals. We will also teach you how to take care of yourself, build support with other families, and locate resources in your community. Our core value is family and you will feel it from the moment you meet us.
If our Pacific Solstice team cannot help immediately, we will connect you with those who can. Nothing changes if nothing changes. You are welcome to join our National Alliance on Mental Illness meetings. These support groups help your family (biological or not) gain strength and perspective while releasing some stress. Just being around others helps you think clearly and move into some self-compassion. Call us for more information.