Experience has taught us how critical the involvement, support, and understanding of loved ones are to the healing process, as mental health disorders are profoundly difficult, painful, and disruptive. Oftentimes mental health disorders involve years of suffering for not just the veteran, but the entire family and others. Family and loved ones experience almost every emotion from frustration to helplessness, to confusion, vulnerability, anxiety, and heartbreak. Mental illness strains every relationship and leaves in its wake devastating emotional distress for all.
Family and couples therapy can provide a safe, supportive environment in which to develop the insight and skills for all to begin to heal together.