Caregiving – Part One

Expertise on mental health conditions can come from all angles and experiences. You don’t need to have a PHD for your experiences to give you expertise around a condition. Many of us have lived-in experiences or have been caretakers and supporters, and each of these experiences have valid insight to share.

In this episode, The Expert is In: Part1, we listen in as Mia Brown, a caregiver for young adults at risk and a mother of a child with special needs, chats with Ani Baker, a retired public school teacher for children with special needs. They discuss their journey as caretakers, the challenges they have faced, and learning to how to say “No” to protect their mental health. For more resources on caregiving visit: nami.org/Your-Journey/Family-Members-and-Caregivers

If you or a loved one is seeking mental health treatment or additional information on mental health, visit our website at NAMI.org. Call our HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) – open Mon-Fri from 10 am to 10 pm ET Text “NAMI” to 741-741 – Available 24/7 Visit us online at nami.org. Find your local NAMI at nami.org/findsupport

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.