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 seeks to be a comprehensive website organizing content, information, blogs, links, and other psycho-education resources, catalogued in an easy-to-access framework of the Aspects of Need served by “The System”. [ Learn about The System at PsychOdyssey Academy.]
PsychOdyssey Services seeks to help families to navigate the maelstrom. It offers a framework for families to address such issues, then produces content to educate, explain, and enable them to receive more thoroughly and expeditiously the support they need.