@Eelin-Ong thanks for sharing your challenges. I’m Veena, a Programme Manager with Caregivers Alliance Limited (CAL), a social service agency that supports caregivers of persons with mental health conditions. We at CAL conduct free Caregiver-to-Caregiver training programme, which emphasise on learning how to better relate to and connect with loved ones with mental health conditions as well as how to self-care well. Hope that you will join us in this training to better equip yourself.posted in Mental Health
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RE: LanguageFrom my lived experience with a mental health condition, I would say some words are more disempowering like calling your loved one a “patient”, “schizophrenic” or whatever other condition they have as their label. They have a condition, but it doesn’t define them. Perhaps acknowledging their strengths as a person would also make a difference in supporting their recovery. I know it did for me. **bolded text**posted in Mental Health