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Patient & Caregiver Resource Center

Whether you live with a mental illness yourself or you provide support to someone who does, this resource center is for you. It features information that individuals can use to learn about their condition and to help them as they work with providers toward recovery. And if you are an advocate for someone with a mental illness, you will find here tools to help you become a more effective one.

I Am A Caregiver

Someone you care about has a mental illness. Educating yourself about your loved one’s mental health condition is the first step toward providing strong, informed support.

I Am A Patient

If you have recently been diagnosed with a mental health condition, you are not alone. Millions of Americans live with mental illness. In this section of the Patient & Caregiver Resource Center, you will find resources to educate yourself about your condition and to become an advocate for your own recovery.

I Am A Provider

Are you a health care professional who cares for someone with a mental illness? This section of the Patient & Caregiver Resource Center contains tools to help you in your interactions with patients and their caregivers and advocates.

For more firsthand perspective and insights from those living with mental illness, visit OPEN Mental Health

Featured Resources

Mental Health Among The Latinx/Hispanic Community

Mental Health Among The Latinx/Hispanic Community

As PsychU celebrates and raises awareness of Hispanic Heritage Month throughout the latter half of September and first half of October, this infographic provides information on the prevalence and impact of mental health issues within the Latinx-Hispanic community along with useful PsychU resources. Download Resource
Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: De-stressing During Stressful Times

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: De-stressing During Stressful Times

As we celebrate the upcoming holiday season, many enjoy the festive events, but with all the activities comes fatigue and stress. Holiday stress is a real phenomenon. Hear from our Stigma Section Advisors, John Budin, MD on addressing emotional distress and applying coping strategies that can help improve your mental…

Support Tools

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Download Resource Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that affects people’s moods. People with bipolar disorder have moods and feelings that are more extreme than normal ups and downs. Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and are intended for health care professionals and/or payer representatives who may choose…

Supporting Organization Resources

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Social Wellness & The Role Of Peer Support

Dimensions Of Health & Wellness: Social Wellness & The Role Of Peer Support

Dwayne Mayes and Laura Kaponer discuss the topic of social wellness with Dennis Sholler from the field medical affairs team. In this interview, Dwayne and Laura define social wellness and its relationship to mental health. Dwayne and Laura provide examples of how peer support and working with a peer support…
988: What’s the scoop? A Discussion With Experts In Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

988: What’s the scoop? A Discussion With Experts In Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

988, the three-digit dialing code developed and designed as a suicide and crisis lifeline, went live on July 16, 2022. Since Congress designated 988 in 2020, there has been a lot of excitement, confusion, and buzz around exactly what this new number means for individuals in crisis, healthcare providers, and…

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Section Advisors

  • Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA

    Patient & Caregiver Section Advisor

  • Dwayne Mayes, MS Mental Health Counseling

    Patient & Caregiver Section Advisor

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline/Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.