National Family Caregivers Month
Mental Health America (MHA) is proud to recognize November as National Family Caregivers Month - a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers, provide them with tools that they need, and continue to advocate for individuals with mental illness.
There are over 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent or nearly a third of adult caregivers are helping someone with a mental illness. Caregiving can often have a significant impact on the life of the caregiver in more ways than one. It can make maintaining your physical and mental health more difficult and may put a strain on work and social life.
It’s important for caregivers to take care of their own mental health. Supporting caregivers with information and resources can help them maintain their mental health and better serve loved ones with mental illness.
This year, MHA has created an online guide to help new mental health caregivers navigate their role.
Check out the Caregivers Guide
If you are a caregiver struggling with your own mental health, visit mhascreening.org to take a free, anonymous, and confidential screen.
Partner Organizations for Caregivers
Caregiver Action Network: Caregiving in Crisis
Family Caregiver Alliance: Family Care Navigator
This campaign is supported by contributions from Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.