Family Support

overview of family support

Family Support

It can be difficult to support a loved one who is struggling. It’s common to be unsure of how to act and what to do. Here you can learn how to help your loved one and assist their healthcare team. It’s not uncommon for people to become so worried that they end up struggling too. Don’t forget to take care of yourself as well as your loved one!

Please click on the questions below to learn how you can help.

We are in a crisis and need immediate help. What should I do?
What help can we get from my family doctor or at a walk-in clinic and
how do I prepare for the visit?
What if we don't have a family doctor?
How are mental health and substance use problems treated?
How can I assist health professionals in helping my loved one?
My loved one doesn't want to talk about their mental health problems
or get help for it. What do I do?
How long will this mental health problem/substance use last?
How can I help my loved one in the recovery process?
What does "support" mean?
My loved one is the one who is ill, why should I get help?
I do need help - how and where can I get support?
How can I help myself?