Hello. Welcome aboard. This voyage was privately launched on June 10, 2010. We’ve been building this ship as we sail. Now (we hope) we’re fully underway.
We’re PsychOdyssey Services, 20 Nassau Street, Suite 232, Princeton, NJ 08542, t.: 609-658-2008. Click around to our expanding site. Please let us hear from you. Bear with us where we’re not yet complete. There’s yet more coming soon.
Severe mental illness can shred families. The onset of mental illness in a loved one is deeply traumatizing not only to the afflicted, but also to their family members. Beyond the emotional trauma are the other devastations of mental illness, such as social stigma, financial ruination, bureaucratic institutions, and legal problems.
Families battling mental illness are caught in a maelstrom. They are greatly isolated and in vast need of more support. They need more understanding of what has befallen them. They need more knowledge of the various services available to them. They need more help navigating the complicated, sometimes exasperating shoals of policies, procedures, programs and professionals which too often conflict or frustrate or underserve.
Psychodyssey.net is to be a comprehensive website organizing content, information, blogs, links, and other psycho-education resources, all to be catalogued in an easy-to-access framework of the Aspects of Need served by “The System”. [ Learn about The System at PsychOdyssey Academy.]
PsychOdyssey TV is a 30 minute teach-and-talk interview program featuring resource experts serving all the Aspects of Need of psychiatrically disabled loved ones and families when navigating The System, e.g., “Medical”, “Psychiatric”, “Financial”, “Functional”, “Legal”, “Residential”, “Occupational”, “Educational”, “Political”, “Recrea-tional”, “Cultural”, “Mobile”, Social”, “Emotional”, and “Spiritual”.
PsychOdyssey Services intends to help families navigate the maelstrom. It will organize a framework for families to address such issues, then produce content to educate, explain, and enable them to receive more thoroughly and expeditiously the support they need. Organizing as a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, PsychOdyssey Services will enhance their understanding of and capacity for the oftimes rigid, siloed, insufficient, frustrating, exasperating and sometimes overwhelming complex of services and programs of The System to which their psychiatrically disabled loved ones are entitled.