1. The highs and lows of caring
Family caregiving for people with severe mental illness involves feelings of stigma and burden, however, these expericences can be coupled with positive caregiving experiences.
More than 1 in 3 family caregivers are at the point of reaching breaking point.
4 in 10 feels unable to cope with the constant anxiety of caring and experience these feelings "quite a lot" or "sometimes"
Family caregivers have typically cared for their loved one for
Caring can also involve positive experiences with more than half of caregivers discovering inner strength.