This is the first of many RtoR Scavenger Hunt Quizzes where you can search our site and/or the Web for answers to each question. This quiz’s theme is about being a caregiver for a loved one with a mental illness or mental health disorder. Good Luck!
The answer can be found in this article about caring for a family member with mental illness who lives far away.
Having a schedule of a daily or weekly email, text, or phone call will help keep you connected to your loved one and give you peace of mind.
The answer can be found in this article about communicating with a family member with mental illness.
Listening and allowing your family member to make choices can help him or her move forward in recovery.
The answer can be found in this article about avoiding caregiver burnout.
C: Refuse to delegate any caregiving duties
Including other family members in some of the aspects of care will prevent one family member from becoming inundated with too many duties.
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2 thoughts on “RtoR Scavenger Hunt Quiz: Caring for a Family Member with Mental Illness”
2 out of 3. Sometimes my sister becomes nasty & belligerent if I ask about her mental state, especially if I ask her about her medications. It can be a touchy subject.
Mary – thanks for responding. Communicating effectively can be challenging at times, and it appears you have encountered this with your sister. Expressing and reassuring her that you care about her and that you want to know how she’s doing in order to better support her might be a way to approach her. I have learned from working with individuals and families that having a mental health issue is just one part of a person. And many people don’t want to be defined by it, so talking about other things she’s interested in can engage her too. Also, it’s okay to have boundaries if a family member is not treating you respectfully. Feel free to send us an email or if you want me to follow-up with you.