Resources for Family & Friends

How Family and Friends Can Help (4 pages):

This family and friends handout describes the things a loved one might do that is unhelpful, as well as helpful strategies for family and friends.

Family and Friends Toolkit (115 pages):

This is a general toolkit for family and friends who are concerned about a loved one with a mental health difficulty, including anxiety. To access the toolkit in printable form, click here, or you may access an online interactive version here. The modules covered in this toolkit include:

  • Understanding mental and substance use disorders

  • Supporting recovery from a mental or substance use disorder

  • Communication and problem-solving skills

  • Caring for yourself and other family members

  • Children and youth in the school system