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MAPS: A Guide to Managing Adult Psychiatric Symptoms for Family Members and Friends

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Product Information:

Name: MAPS: A Guide to Managing Adult Psychiatric Symptoms for Family Members and Friends
Description: This caregiver support packet is designed to by provided to family members of Veterans who are diagnosed with a mental illness, especially family members who cannot attend support/psychoeducational groups at the VA. Content information describes various mental illnesses and addresses caregiver stress. The packet is provided as a PDF file so that selected pages or the entire product may be printed as needed. Developed by Kristen H. Sorocco, Ph.D.; Thomas Teasdale, Dr.PH; and Michelle Sherman, Ph.D.; Oklahoma City VA Medical Center.
VISN 16: South Central VA MIRECC

Contact to order product: South Central MIRECC Education Core
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NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • PDF

Language Availability:

  • English

Target Audience:

  • Family
  • MH Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Public

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Seriously Mentally Ill

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