For Mental Health Awareness Month

10 May

For Mental Health Awareness Month

Leah Brennan. a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, joined us with her own questions in Episode 55 so as to improve therapist-family communication. Her Episode had such a great response that listeners asked for more – so here it is! Leah got connected to 3 Moms In the Trenches through her clients. Over the past five years, she has had four different parents on her caseload who were all confronting the reality that their sons met the criteria for a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Leah realized that despite her excellent training, she was not adequately equipped to help these parents navigate the challenges they were facing. Today Leah asks the questions she didn’t get to include in the last episode that all center around the theme: “What Do Parents/Families Wish Their Therapist Knew About Schizophrenia?”

The discussion includes:

Marijuana and Schizophrenia – what do we now know? What do families need to know.

Can needs to be done about HIPAA?

How can we better approach families with a possible early diagnosis, and why?

What about recent moves to legislate involuntary intervention?

Who should therapists alert and educate in the larger communities BEFORE kids reach the age when symptoms of SMI typically start to manifest?

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