What Happens Next? Support for Families of Young People with a Mental Illness
A practical, helpful and encouraging book for parents, carers and family members who are looking after and supporting a teenager or young adult with a serious mental illness. This is an excellent, much-needed resource to give to families/wh?nau and carers at the earliest instance, so that their journey is better supported and the outcomes for the young person who is unwell are better assisted. Parents and family members regularly feel not only overwhelmed by their child’s situation and its consequences, but frustrated that information to help them manage whatever comes next is very hard to find. This makes their journey extra difficult. What Happens Next? was initiated by Wendy Lyons, of Wellington, whose daughter’s illness thrust her, her husband and her family into intense and traumatic times. Suddenly left caring for a child whose condition was high risk, often scary and unpredictable, Wendy couldn’t believe the lack of information available. She has since linked with a range of other parents and gathered their experiences and input for this book, and Skylight has added its insights and expertise as well.