treatments, in brief

There are many treatments available to help people manage mental illness and live a healthy, full life. The future is even more promising as we better understand mental illness, develop new treatments and discover the benefits of complementary therapies.

Treatment often includes medications and counselling. More and more, cultural healing practices and complementary therapies are part of a person’s care plan. The particular treatment options available to your family member depend on the illness, community resources and types of services available in your community. While treatment is often an important part of one’s recovery, it is valuable to recognize it as a part and not as a whole. Many supports (employment, housing, peer support, advocacy) play an important role in the recovery journey.