Caring for a loved one with a mental illness can greatly affect the dynamics of the family.
Often the caring role takes most of the caregiver’s patience, time and energy. Grief may also be involved both for the loss of the loved one’s former personality, achievements and contributions as well as the family’s lifestyle. This grief can lead to passive or aggressive hostility and anger.
When family members start contributing towards the care of another person, their own health and wellbeing may be neglected.
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