UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research
Mentally Ill Persons
individuals with mental illness
Health Services Research
Mental and Social Health
Psychiatric and Mental Health
Psychiatry and Psychology
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AbstractAbstract: Family members are likely to have multiple and overlapping needs & roles – individuals with mental illness and carers. There are many opportunities & strategies for intervention. The best care requires the engagement of multiple stakeholders.
Nicholson, J. (2010, May). Helping families – Shifting the emphasis. Presented as a keynote address at the Annual Corporate Breakfast with the Lord Mayor, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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