Description: Johnny's Bridges to Hope provides families guidance and resources for families dealing with a mentally ill family member by providing one on one family counseling and monthly family support groups. One on One Counseling provides counseling in a convenient location, maximizes the family support system through community resources, addresses common questions and concerns, and provides tips on how to effectively deal with a mentally ill family member. Johnny's Bridges to Hope also offers monthly family support, led by a Licensed Master Social Worker, allowing families to feel less alone and to share their feelings.
The main objectives of the Johnny's Bridges to Hope are:
* Improve the quality of life for the patient and family member by helping families understand the illness,
* Empower families with necessary resources to be more helpful to the patient,
* Teach skills to better address their family member's challenging and disruptive behavior, and
* Teach caregivers to reduce stress and to take care of themselves while improving parent coping skills and support.