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RtoR Scavenger Hunt Quiz: Caring for a Family Member with Mental Illness



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!


True or False: You should communicate with your family member with a mental illness only when he/she initiates it.

When was the last time you read a book for fun?


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2 thoughts on “RtoR Scavenger Hunt Quiz: Caring for a Family Member with Mental Illness

  1. Mary Mohr says:

    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.

  2. Denise Vestuti (LCSW), Resource Specialist says:

    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.

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