We live in a real-time sharing and connected world. . . but the world of behavioral healthcare does little to connect parents and families to the resources, critical thinking, and support they need to manage a life affected by mental illness. And in the world of inpatient or residential treatment, there is practically zero collaboration or cooperation with a patient's true recovery stakeholder, historian, and care giver- the parent, spouse, or family he/she is returning home to. So the persons who have the most critical information, understanding of personality and disability and pay most of the bills are also the most undervalued and marginalized.
None of the existing online resources that families seek out for help offer an ongoing relationship with them through the day-to-day struggles of caring for a loved one with a mental illness, or provide a community to help understand and navigate the world of behavioral healthcare.
Plus, families living in remote areas are isolated from the quality support and resources they need, keeping recovery for the loved one and relief for the family caregivers out of reach.
It is time to bring the connected world to parents and families so they may share, search, learn, and, ultimately, recover.
Our community members share a primary goal: do everything in their power to actively accelerate improvement in the quality of life of their loved ones. This means participate fully as stakeholders in the manner that the behavioral healthcare world serves their loved ones. Therefore, they need an innovative platform designed from their feedback and needs, to improve and diversify their coping and skills day to day as care managers and learn how to identify and access behavioral healthcare resources that will deliver sustainable outcomes to their loved ones.