Empowered!: A Parent's Survival Guide to Navigating the Mental Healthcare System (Hardcover)
So, your child is insane... and lately, you're not feeling far behind them. They're depressed, or anxious. Maybe they're obsessive, impulsive, or defiant. When you brought home that bundle of joy, little did you think someday you'd be battling not just childhood and adolescence, but an unbalanced youngster with mental health challenges. Mental illness does not just affect the individual, it reaches out to consume the entire family unit. As parents, we want what is best for our kids, but so little is often straightforward in seeking behavioral health services we may feel defeated. In Empowered A Parent's Survival Guide to Navigating the Mental Healthcare System, Stephanie M. Macke, DO, a family physician, mother of struggling youth, and utilizer of the mental health system, holds your hand as you become familiar with the initial journey for getting your child the care they need.