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4 Steps to Take After Being Diagnosed with a Mental Illness

4 Steps to Take After Being Diagnosed with a Mental Illness

In recent years, the conversations around mental illness have evolved from taboo to mainstream. Celebrities like Lady Gaga and Prince Harry are becoming advocates and are helping shed the misconceptions around mental health. But as wonderful as this newfound solidarity is, it doesn’t really make a mental health diagnosis any less overwhelming. It can be a scary, sad, comforting, and confusing experience all at once. If you find yourself asking “what now?” don’t worry — here are some simple ways you can begin to move forward: 1. Talk to a Loved One Mental illness can feel incredibly isolating. Compounded withRead More

Long term financial planning for Families affected by Mental Illness

Long term financial planning for Families affected by Mental Illness

If you live with a loved one affected by mental illness and are concerned for their continued care after you pass, there are arrangements you can make to ensure their care that is not as complicated or expensive as you might think. Once you are not available to help a family member battling serious mental illness (SMI) with housing, assistance with daily activities, and getting to rehabilitation or counseling sessions, who will take over? You can arrange this in advance of your death and fund future care arrangements through trust and life insurance. This article will explain how this isRead More