making a difference

As you continue to support your family member living with mental illness and as your family member gains more independence, you may feel that you want to be involved in making a difference for people living with mental illness and their families. Often people living with mental illness and their families work to improve mental health services in their community, advocate for more resources or educate the public about mental illness. You may want to sit on the board of directors for a community organization, become a member of a committee, planning body or task force, or participate in a research project. Consider contacting any of the community organizations included in the appendix.

Resources to help: